One of the priorities of the Ministry of Health is strengthening the Human Resources for Health (HRH) program, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Health Systems Strengthening (AIPHSS).
Enriching the HRH Information System model in the current SI-SDMK (Human Resources for Health Information System) is part of the intervention to address some of the main problems in the HRH, namely:
Enriching the HRH information system model is a very strategic move especially in the long-term, as it will address three of the four critical problems in the management of human resources for health, namely:
THE BLUE PRINT FOR ENRICHING THE HUMAN RESOURCES for HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM (SI-SDMK)
To develop an effective information system for HRH, and to overcome the complexity of the issues related to human resources for health as described above, the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Health Systems Strengthening (AIPHSS) and the Agency for Development and Empowerment of Health Human Resources (BPPSDMK ) launched a Blueprint for Enriching the Human Resources for Health Information System (SI-SDMK) in 2014. SI-SDMK is a part of the National Health Information System (SIKNAS).
The blueprint outlines the minimum information requirements in the SI-SDMK, which consists of two parts:
The principal enrichment of the SI-SDMK, compared to the existing one, is to provide more thorough, accurate and timely information in order to support geospatial information systems. All sectors are using the same basic spatial reference system using a Geographic Information System (GIS) in order to link HRH attributes to location and sector for analysis. The GIS is managed by the Geospatial Information Agency, which is directly under and responsible to the President.
Under the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Health Systems Strengthening (AIPHSS) there have been some notable achievements between 2014 and 2016, namely:
With the enriched SI-SDMK, local governments can accelerate the data recording and data updating processes for HRH who reside and work in their areas. At the Central level, by combining the data available at the KKI, MTKI, and KFN, it can support decision-making related to HRH in a comprehensive, accurate, and timely manner.
SUSTAINABILITY OF MAINTAINING THE ENRICHED HRH INFORMATION SYSTEM
The strategy to maintain and continue the development of the Enriched HRH Information System is to carry out all the stages associated with implementation of the Apps, monitoring and evaluation and nation-wide implementation funded through the state budget, including using the ‘deconcentration’ fund at the provincial level.