Maha: Soon, govt hospitals to go online

Maharashtra’s state-run hospitals to make their day to day work paperless. Patient's medical records, investigation reports, and case papers will be available online and can be accessed by the doctors by scanning the barcode

Maha: Soon, govt hospitals to go online
Computerization of healthcare system
  • Soon, government hospitals in Maharashtra are to go online and make their day to day work paperless.
  • Medical records, investigation reports, and case papers will be available online and can be accessed by the doctors by scanning the barcode.
  • After successfully implementing the pilot project in two district hospitals, now, 34 hospitals, across the state, will be connected.

Following the footsteps of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Maharashtra government has decided to implement an online records system in the state-run hospitals. Soon, the Hospital Management Information System will be available at 34 major hospitals across Maharashtra.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Nitin Amadekar, Joint Director Health Services (Hospital), said, “Under the programme, E-Hospital, Out Patient Department (OPD), the patient ward, laboratory, medical shop, emergency department, and surgery department will be linked with each other. With effective implementation of this, case papers will go online.”

Dr Amadekar added, “It will bring more transparency and accuracy in the day to day work. The main aim of the system is to keep a proper record of the patient.”

The footfall at the government hospitals is immense. Thousands of poor and needy people visit government hospital for better treatment. Many times patients lose their medical record, file, and case papers during while commuting. The doctors find it very difficult to treat the patient. So, the state has decided to implement the new system.

Dr Amadekar further said, “While drawing the case paper, all the necessary information about the patient will be recorded. The patient will be given a receipt with a barcode. When the patient comes in next time to follow up, the hospital has to scan the barcode, and all the information related to the treatment will be available on one click. After successfully implementing this at Raigad and Nashik, now, 34 hospitals will go online.”

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