Indian Railways rolls out Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) over 156 Health facilities across Indian Railways

What is the News?

Indian Railways has rolled out the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) over 156 Health facilities across Indian Railways.

About Hospital Management Information System(HMIS)

Objective: HMIS is an initiative of Indian Railways to bring the entire Railway Health System on a single architecture to provide faster, seamless and hassle free healthcare.

Implemented by: RailTel- a miniratna PSU of Ministry of Railways and C-DAC under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.

Key Features of HMIS:

HMIS will cover clinical care such as labs, Pharmacies as well as Hospital Administration.

A mobile app has also been developed which enables the patients to access their Electronic Medical Record (EMR) from anywhere. 

Moreover, features like teleconsultation, lab report access, medicines disbursed to patients have also been provided through this app. 

This system is also fully integrable with the National Digital Health Mission program of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Significance:

This will bring improvement in patient care and patient services to approximately 10 million Railway health beneficiaries.

Source: This post is based on the article “Indian Railways rolls out Hospital Management Information System(HMIS)” published in PIB on 3rd September 2021.

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