Health workforce

Minimum Data Set for Health Workforce Registry

Human Resources for Health Information System

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 78
Publication date: May 2015
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 154922 6


The minimum data set for health workforce registry provided in this document is a standard-based tool for health workforce planners and decision-makers developing an electronic system or modifying an existing information system to count and document all health workers within national and subnational contexts. When used appropriately by information systems designers and software developers, a functional electronic health workforce registry can be designed to enable health workforce data interoperability—i.e. the ability to exchange health workforce data between software applications and computer systems within broader sub-national or national health information systems. Through this approach, rapid aggregation and display of health workforce data for decision-making can be fully realized.”