Indian Railways launches Hospital Management Information System (HMIS)

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  • December 14, 2020
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Indian Railways launches Hospital Management Information System (HMIS)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II –Health & GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • Recently, Indian Railways has launched The Hospital Management Information System (HMIS).
  • It is another major IT initiative by Railways to prioritise the well-being of its work force.

Key takeaways

  • Developed by: Indian Railways in coordination with RailTel Corporation Limited.
  • Objective: To provide a single window of clearance of hospital administration activity such as clinical, diagnostics, pharmacy, examinations, industrial health etc.
  • Other objectives: (1) Effectively manage all the health facilities & its resources; (2) Monitor performance of hospitals across the administrative channel; (3) Impart quality health care services to its beneficiaries; (4) Improve the patient turn-around time; (5) Generate and maintain EMR (electronic medical records) of all patients
  • Presently, 3 Modules of HMIS – Registration, OPD Doctor Desk & Pharmacy – shall be implemented.
  • These shall be implemented on trial basis at Central Hospital, Lallaguda and will progressively be implemented across all Health Units over SCR.

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