Health Information Systems

Health Information Systems
Last Date Aug 11,2015 00:00 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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This discussion theme is in continuance to our first discussion titled ‘Health System in India: Bridging the Gap between Potential and Performance’. To review what others have ...

This discussion theme is in continuance to our first discussion titled ‘Health System in India: Bridging the Gap between Potential and Performance’. To review what others have commented on this subject earlier in the first discussion, visit our Blog.

How can we maximize health returns through strengthening Health Information Systems?

1. Issues

1.1. Data systems currently in use are programme specific and lack information on denominators for calculation of meaningful indicators.

1.2. Surveillance data is generated through multiple vertical disease surveillance systems and the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) which is not sufficiently integrated with these programmes.

1.3. There is incomplete disease reporting from the private sector and in urban areas.

1.4. Health information systems are not effectively used for outcome-based monitoring of programmes.

1.5. Low priority is accorded to research for solutions specific to the Indian context for health systems strengthening.

2. Suggestions

2.1. The Management Information Systems of different programs may be integrated into a National Health Management Information System, with electronic health records for every citizen. This database could be anchored in the National Population Registry and could be biometrically enabled.

2.2. Capacities for maintaining and usage of the Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) to address decision making must be strengthened.

2.3. Universal registration of births and deaths must be ensured.

2.4. The IDSP may be strengthened using best practices of the National Polio Surveillance Project to cover all diseases of public health importance, communicable and non-communicable.

2.5. Networking of all health service providers, particularly private sector providers must be effectively improved to strengthen the HMIS.

2.6. The outcomes of all schemes may be tracked and linked to input indicators for effective monitoring. For example, outcomes for Janani Suraksha Yojana can be tracked in addition to the focus on monitoring the disbursement of money under the scheme.

2.7. Existing teaching institutions may be strengthened to provide leadership in research and practice on various themes with a focus on health systems strengthening.

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P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

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P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

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P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

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P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

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P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

13930
P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

13930
P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

13930
P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

13930
P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.

13930
P Sai Bharadwaj 4 years 9 months ago

One of the important aspects of Preventive medicine is Health education.There are mainly 3types of health education viz.Interpersonal communication, mass media and group disscussion.In these the govt is already able to achieve mass media level of health education through TV,radio,newspaper,etc.But the field of inter personal communication remains mostly untapped. But we can achieve this through the telephone, mobile phone, etc.For example there is a child born in a hospital and his parents have taken a birth certificate.In the registration for that birth certificate if we include taking the mobile no. of the parents then we can remind those parents about various vaccines to be given to the child based on the date of registration of birth certificate and calculating the exact time from that date.For example the birth certificate was registered on 01-11-2015.The vaccine for measles is to be given after 9 months of birth.There is a chance that that the parents can forget that even if the doctor writes that in the file given to them.But the govt. can remind them after 9 months of registration of birth certificate through phone call or SMS.The whole system can be linked to National immunization schedule and it can be computerised.Even the phone call can be made through IVRS.

This is only an example for immunization.Imagine what could be done for other diseases as well.A person above 45yrs automatically gets a call on his/her mobile and advised to get checked up for diabetes,hypertension,etc.A woman aged 15-45yrs gets a call to get checked up for HPV infection and and carcinoma cervix since she is in the high risk group.