Two hospitals in Nagaland will implement the eHospital concept which the Nagaland government has proposed in order to ease their data and services management. Under the initiative, state-owned Kohima-based Naga Hospital and Dimapur-based Civil Hospital that attract 40 percent of patients in the state will be the first to adopt the concept. eHospital is an open source health information management system (HMIS) which is configurable and easily customizable with multi-tenancy support. It is designed to deploy in cloud infrastructure to manage multiple hospitals seamlessly. eHospital will include eBloodBank and Online Registration System (ORS), as well, said a statement. Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online security
There will be “online appointments with various departments of different hospitals — using eKYC data of Aadhaar number, if patient’s mobile number is registered with UIDAI. In case not it will use patient’s name”, the statement added. The statement further said, “The new patients will get appointment, as well as Unique Health Identification (UHID) number. If Aadhaar number is already linked with UHID number, then appointment number will be given and UHID will remain same.” The eHospital concept confirms to HL7 Standards which is a set of international standards for transfer of clinical and administrative data between software applications used by various healthcare providers for managing health care service delivery in government hospitals in India. Also Read - Mobile internet suspended in Haryana till 5PM on February 1, 2021
Under it ORS, eBloodBank solution is available to government hospitals over cloud for accelerated infusion/adoption of ICT tools and healthcare standards as a part of the initiative. To promote the initiative, the National Informatic Centre (NIC) is providing eHospital software and cloud infrastructure free of cost as of now. “eHospital is powerful, flexible, and easy to use; and is designed and developed to deliver real benefits in terms of ITeS from outdoor clinics, IPD, Laboratories, Blood Bank and Hospital as a whole,” the statement said. “eHospital runs on Linux and MS Windows platforms and can be easily customized to suit the requirements and reflect priorities of hospital management team,” it said.