The HRH Registry in South Africa serves to achieve the following outcomes:
- Accurate, real-time, and quality HRH information based on scientific analytics, which reduces the waiting time for HRH analytics. This is achieved through an automated update on routine data sets reduces data errors and improves data quality. The HRIS process also achieves enhancements in data management.
- Accessibility of data through the Portal improves Health Managers’ effectiveness and reduces costs for external data collection, integration, processing, and analytics. It contributes towards research-informed workforce planning, management, and policy development. The HRIS improves health program management concerning HRH.
- Improved capacity at all levels (NDOH, Provinces, Districts, and Facilities), having access to HRH indicators in real-time, and utilisation of evidence-based HRH information across HRH domains.
- Transparency across stakeholders on HRH indicators, public, private, and regulatory bodies providing an integrated engagement platform across health service stakeholders and contribute to the improved data quality in source systems.
- Effective HRH governance through quality data. Early warning system for HRH challenges such as early identification of fraudulent activities, ghost worker reduction and moonlighting. It also serves as a sound platform to inform health worker competency framework, training & development. The HRH registry will provide a reliable data source for understanding skills gaps and competency needs in the Health Sector and contribute towards improved health worker training and development planning.
- Improved HRH supply and demand management. Enhanced accuracy in forecasting models with a significant reduction in information turnaround time. Improved regulation of health worker employment. Through the use of information exchange, we were able to respond effectively and efficiently to the COVID 19 pandemic in South Africa.