Coming, e-health project in govt hospitals


Sajini Madaparambil

With the serial number of any documents of proof such as Aadhar, bank account, voter’s id or mobile number, the doctor can access the electronic medical record of the patients.

Malappuram: The e-health project, which will help the doctors to know the case history of patients at the click of a mouse, will be implemented in the government hospitals within a month. The Health Department has prepared a special software in this regard.

The officials from the primary health centres will conduct a door-to-door visit to collect the details of health condition of family members. This will be recorded using the software. With the serial number of any documents of proof such as Aadhar, bank account, voter’s id or mobile number, the doctor can access the electronic medical record (EMR) of the patients.

The doctors serving in PHCs and other hospitals can make use of the facility. In this connection, computers and internet facilities will be ensured.

The details like diseases suffered by a patient and the major treatments will be available. Every time a patient visits the doctor, the details will be uploaded. In the first phase, the project will be implemented in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam, Malappuram, Idukki, Alappuzha and Kasargod districts.

The facility can be utilized even if the patient visits private hospitals too. Special passwords have to be used. E-health additional project director N Sridhar said the particulars of patients' health condition available online would bring about a sea change in medical sector.

The Centre has allotted Rs 94 crore for implementing the project. For the preliminary works, Rs 47 crore has been received. The health department officials in the seven districts will be accorded training soon.

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