In a bid to provide efficient and hassle free health services to all, the Odisha government has initiated a pilot project called Odisha e-Hospital Management Information System.
The pilot project will be launched in the Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar and SCB Medical College in Cuttack with the technical support from Noida based Centre for Development Advanced Computing(CDAC) at an estimated cost of Rs.1416.82 lakh.
A MoU in this regard was signed between Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department and the Development Advanced Computing today in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.The pilot project will be implemented in Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar and the SCB Medical College, Cuttack and would be completed within two years and later on will be extended to other institutions.
Speaking on the occasion Patnaik described the Project as another step towards using 3-Ts(teamwork, transparency and technology) in governance. This computerised platform will improve the efficiency and reduce the paper work through automation of processes,he said .
The use of iCT will facilitate monitoring and review performances of the public health facilities which will also be a useful analytical tool for framing policies and programmes.
The Health & Family Welfare department has been pro-actively using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to ensure transparencies and improve service delivery, through adoption of various e-health initiatives such as e-Niramaya, e-blood bank, eVIN etc with focus on citizen centric approach.BM