RATIONALE OF THE DATABASE
There is inadequate data on the number and type of human resources for health (HRH) in the Philippines. The Department of Health (DOH) has not been able to establish a database of HRH owing to various reasons, the most important of which is the lack of an institutionalized system of collection, storage and summarization of HRH data. An HRH database is useful for a number of reasons, foremost of which is for HRH planning and policy making. At present, the DOH is handicapped in undertaking demand-and-supply analyses of HRH nationwide so that its workforce projections cannot be adequately validated. Consequently, there is no hard data to back up proposed human resource policies resulting in non-support of proposed HRH-related legislation. With the scant information on HRH in the country, the Health Human Resource Development Bureau (HHRDB) of DOH embarked on a project to establish a database of selected HRH.
DECEMBER 2012 STATISTICAL REPORT AVAILABLE
The latest report of the NDHRHIS for 2012 is now out. There is a marked increase from June 2012 to December 2012. A total of 13,498 health providers (nine priority professions) have been added. Likewise 150 facilities have encoded in the NDHRHIS compared to December 2011 to June 2012 data. The increase for December 2011 to June 2012 period was only 1,160 health providers and an additional 50 facilities. From December 2011 to December 2012, a total of 14,658 and 200 facilities have been added. Note that the increase in the number of health providers are not necessarily from new facilities who have encoded in the database but also due to the updates performed by facilities already in the database. Increased coverage, specifically in the National Capital Region (NCR) is due to active advocacy done by a group of Consultants led by Dr. Carmen C. Tolabing relative to the research on Data Collection System. The research with advocacy was done with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Center for Health Development for Metro Manila or CHD-NCR with the leadership of Director Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo and the Human Resource Development Unit (HRDU), has also conducted an orientation-advocacy for Local Government Units (LGUs) in NCR during this period. The most active/positive response among the LGUs was from Makati City Health Department which have encoded, from September to October 2012, data of 31 health centers and 3 schools that employed priority health providers. The combined efforts of all concerned led to a more robust NDHRHIS database. Additional 12,779 health providers were encoded from July to December 2012 or a 123% increase in the number of health providers in the database from NCR alone. While we give thanks to all facilities - facility users and their superiors, and our CHD partners for the efforts exerted in continuously populating and updating the database, the work is far from over. The data in the database is far from complete. More facilities have yet to access and encode in the database. Our appeal is to these facilities to join hands with us for a more complete and updated data on human resources for health. BE COUNTED!
JUNE 2012 DATA AVAILABLE
The latest data is now available. Click on the STATISTICAL REPORTS to view the data. We thank all facility users for continuously participating and supporting the data generation. They provided time and resources in coordination with their superiors in continuously updating the facility data. We also appreciate the support provided by the Directors, Medical Center/Hospital Chiefs, and all Heads of facilities to their staff (facility users) to provide updated data of their personnel. The encoded data are aggregated as statistical reports of the NDHRHIS and can be used by the researchers, planners, and other interested individuals. Please cite this website when using data contained in our system.
LATEST 2011 DATA AVAILABLE
The December 2011 NDHRHIS data is now available for viewing. We thank everyone who have contributed and continually supporting the NDHRHIS-based data collection for selected Human Resources for Health. Just click on the Statistical Report on the tab and a new window will open. Check on the report that you desired and the desired statistic will open on a new tab. It is just as easy and as simple as it sounds. We welcome feedback, inquiries, and any comments that you would like to share with us. Please visit the CONTACT US page for your inquiries, comments and feedback.
The National Database on Human Resources for Health Information System (NDHRHIS) is up and running. We invite all health facilities that employ any, some, or all of the following professions â€“ doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, nutritionist-dietitians, pharmacists, medical technologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists to be our partners in establishing the HRH database. A comprehensive HRH database can provide information to key stakeholders and/or planners in the health sector to adequately and competently undertake demand-and-supply analyses of HRH nationwide and do workforce projections. These in turn will lead into evidence-based HRH planning and policies. We therefore encourage you to spread the news of the existence of the NDHRHIS. Ask your human resource/personnel department or unit if your facility has been included in the existing database. If not ask them to be active participants/partners/users by enrolling in the system (Request for new Facility/User ID).
For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us:
HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT BUREAU
Bldg 12-A, Department of Health, Rizal Ave. Sta. Cruz, manila
Tel Nos. 6517800 loc. 4251/4250
Grace T. Fernando
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