Govt. Approved New Scheme to create Electronic Health Records of Patients

On Friday, Lok Sabha was informed that a scheme to create Electronic Health Records of patients has been approved by the government. The Health Minister of State (Uttar Pradesh), Anupriya Patel said in a written reply that a scheme to set up an Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) to create the EHRs of patients in a centralised manner and to be made available nationwide online for medical history with the help of Health Information Exchange has been approved and is being implemented.

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She said that the objective of the IHIP is to keep the medical records of patients in digital form which could be accessed by the patient as well as providers as and when required. She said that IHIP will help exchange of clinical data among providers irrespective of the hospital site visited by the patients.

IHIP will be implemented in a phased manner.IHIP will be implemented on a pilot basis in two states, two central government hospitals, AIIMS New Delhi and one private hospital by 2017 in phase one. Minister said that on the successful implementation of the pilot phase, IHIP will be rolled out pan-India.

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