It is the priority of the government to ensure the good health of the people of Delhi and the Health Information Management System (HIMS) seeks to target the healthcare delivery process, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday.
Kejriwal reviewed the HIMS project today along with Health and Family Welfare Minister Satyendar Jain and other health department officials. The meeting was convened to discuss the progress of the HIMS project, along with other projects like issuing e-health cards and initiating a health helpline.
The Delhi CM said, “We should expedite the process of floating tenders and proposals, along with expediting the process of approvals. Ensuring the good health of the people is our priority. The project should be completed within its due timeline.”
All the hospital administration, budgeting, patient care services and planning supply chain management, and backend services and processes will be brought under the HIMS.
The entire system will be on the cloud and digitized which will enable the citizens to avail themselves information on one platform, which will help them in emergency cases.
With this program, Delhi is going to become the only state to have a cloud-based health management system and this facility will also be extended to other private hospitals in the near future.
The health cards will be issued in the names of all the residents of Delhi. This will ensure the availability of the benefits of government healthcare services to every resident of Delhi. The health card will be integrated with the Health Information Management System, post-issuance.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, “We need to ensure that all the residents of Delhi are issued e-health cards. We will provide health cards to every household in Delhi so that they can obtain hassle-free treatment.”
There will be interactive features on the app for the convenience of the patients. Like for example, a patient will be able to update his latest information as well as ensure data correction in case of any discrepancies.
The Health Information Management System (HIMS) Project will be operationalized within this year, to provide priority health services to all categories of the residents of Delhi.