The Department of Health and Family Welfare – Kerala, opts HP to create an e-Health IT platform to enable the delivery of a digital healthcare solution and services for Health Care facilities across Kerala.
In an attempt to end the manual processes across 1,250 hospitals and medical colleges, the new HP platform will design and build a digital healthcare delivery roadmap around the region.
The digital healthcare solution will help healthcare practitioners to improve patient care and focus resources where they will drive the best health outcomes.
The e-Health platform is the IT platform created across all care delivery systems to capture all activities and processes at the point of patient care. This includes the core technology for the Healthcare Management Information System, mobile applications, analytics and reporting. The HP platform will provide the following:
- Centralized Monitoring and Management – through a universal database, dynamically updated to enable the Government to plan for and monitor the provision of public health care services.
- E-Clinical services – to allow online prescription, online diagnostics and imaging services for speedy disposal of patient care needs resulting in creation of real time Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and a repository.
- Disease Surveillance – to provide access to real time data from outpatient clinics, enabling timely alerts on outbreaks and communicable diseases.
- Demographic Data – dynamically updated data would provide accurate and complete information on the population, disease profiles and geographic profiling of morbidity and mortality within the state.
- Medical Research – a centralized database of Electronic Medical Records, Data Mining and Analytics would provide opportunities for doctors to conduct scientific studies and research work.
Talking about the new project, Marshal Correia, vice president & general manager, Enterprise Services, HP India said, “Delivering the best patient outcomes relies on a coordinated and efficient approach across the many healthcare delivery facilities and medical staff. This new e-health IT platform will enable transparent and efficient monitoring of all public health programs, medical inventory, Electronic Medical Records and Hospital Management Information Systems.”
The Department of Health and Family Welfare (DHFW) is responsible for delivering healthcare across a vast geographic area to more than 33 million citizens through more than 1,250 healthcare delivery facilities including over 1,000 public and community healthcare centres, and almost 200 hospitals and medical colleges.
Across this project, HP is jointly working with JK Technosoft, and utilizing government-provided infrastructure platforms.