iHRIS Retain is a web-based tool for costing health worker retention strategies. Workforce planners and policy makers, health facility administrators, and human resources managers can use iHRIS Retain to plan retention interventions at the district, regional, and national levels. It may be used alone or as part of the full iHRIS platform of health workforce information tools and technologies.
iHRIS Retain, developed by CapacityPlus in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), is based on the WHO’s global policy recommendations for improving retention of rural health workers. The tool guides the user step-by-step through the process of collecting the necessary data and calculating the costs of retention interventions. iHRIS Retain generates reports for each targeted cadre, as well as the aggregated cost of the retention strategy, and compares the costs to available health sector funds. These reports help planners determine which retention strategies to pursue and how much they will cost to implement.
iHRIS Retain is a free tool hosted by CapacityPlus, so there is no software to install or maintain. The only requirement is an Internet connection. To get started, follow the link below and and click the link to “Create New Costing Exercise.” You will need to create a user account in order to save costing exercises for later review and updating.