Patients’ information will be available with a click of a button at civic hospitals

The civic hospitals to make use of hospital management information system which will help doctors to scan patients’ medical records and details on the computer

Patients’ information will be available with a click of a button at civic hospitals

Henceforth, patients will not have to carry files and their medical reports as civic hospitals will soon bring in hospital management information system wherein doctors will get the information of the patients with the click of a button. Until now, due to some technical reasons, this proposal was floating around. 

This system will be implemented on a temporary basis in five civic hospitals such as Nair Hospital, Kasturba, Cooper, Rajawadi and Kandivali’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital.

To improve the quality and response of the civic hospitals, it has been decided to implement hospital management information system in special hospitals, suburban hospitals, maternity homes, dispensaries and health centres. In 2005, the civic body had announced this system but it stayed on papers. Along with this, the administration was not taking any positive step to implement this system.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be spending ₹58 Cr on this system. However, this system will be implemented in phases which will take three months of time. In these three months, placing computers, internet lines and manpower will be implemented in five hospitals.

Initially, it was KEM Hospital but then the technical department chose Nair over KEM Hospital as the former is small as compared to KEM,” Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM Hospital.

With the help of hospital management information system, doctors will be able to scan all the patients' information which will be available in the system.