PGIMER plans 27 cr upgrade to help digitize healthcare services

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Webbing: Plans to upgrade the hospital’s information system with updated software in an effort to make services patient-friendly

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) plans to upgrade the information system of the hospital with updated software versions, in which the health services will be digitized and adapted to the patients.

With 27 crore Hospital Information System (HIS) Release 2 project, the institute aims to improve patient and healthcare technology services, its queue management system and facilitate the integration of digital missions of the Indian government. It was designed by the Computer Section of PGIMER, in collaboration with the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Noida.

The HIS is a complete and integrated information system designed to manage the administrative, clinical and support aspects of a hospital. Systems are often composed of one or more software components with specialty-specific extensions.

Many of the institute’s patient-friendly projects, including SMS facility for lab tests, online payments for treatment, online registration for outpatient services, are completely dependent on the technology and system of information. Due to old software versions, these initiatives are currently facing implementation issues in ERP.

“We are using the first version of HIS, installed in 2007. Since then the technology has come a long way, but we still need to upgrade the technology in PGI. The current system is slow and faces technological failures on several occasions, considering the patient load,” said PGIMER Deputy Director (Administration), Kumar Gaurav Dhawan.

He added, “With HIS-2, IT systems will run faster and provide better facilities for patients, better queue management as patients will be given the exact time when they can see doctors. In addition, HIS-2 will connect PGIMER to its satellite centers in Sangrur and Ferozepur.

The new system is also expected to facilitate the implementation of the Center’s program, including Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, the “eSanjeevani” project, in which facilities such as digital consultation with doctors, patient consent to let doctors access in their records, are available to individuals. Across the country.

Seek approval from Standing Finance Committee

The HIS-2 draft will be tabled at Wednesday’s meeting of the Finance Standing Committee, which will be chaired by the Union Health Secretary. The director of PGIMER, Dr. Vivek Lal, will also be present at the meeting, where the institute will present about thirty agendas for approval.

“Once approved, we can officially begin the implementation of the project by purchasing hardware and IT systems. It will take about six months to get the initial installations of the project and it will take about a year to fully implement the complete project,” Dhawan said.

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