E-Hospital project: 3 govt general hospitals in AP bag best performance award

E-Hospital is part of the Digital India initiative that aims to provide an "online patient portal." Through this portal, patients can get services like online appointment booking, access to lab reports online, blood availability status, and complete medical history.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 July 2022 2:11 PM GMT
E-Hospital project: 3 govt general hospitals in AP bag best performance award

Amaravati: Three hospitals – Government General Hospital in Vijayawada, GGH in Kakinada, and RUIA hospital in Tirupati, bagged the best performance award for the successful implementation of the E-Hospital scheme.

E-Hospital is part of the Digital India initiative that aims to provide an "online patient portal." Through this portal, patients can get services like online appointment booking, access to lab reports online, blood availability status, and complete medical history. Under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), the Union government issues Ayushman Bharath Health Account (ABHA) cards to patients and allocates them a 14-digit unique ID number with a QR code that can be accessed at the e-hospitals.

Awards

With the successful implementation of E-Hospital the state government has announced the three best-performing awards for GGH, district hospitals, area hospitals, doctors, data entry operators, rollout managers, and UPHC doctors. The awards were given by Special secretary (health and family welfare) G.S Naveen.


Highest ABHA numbers in AP

According to principal secretary (health and family welfare) M.T Krishna Babu, Andhra Pradesh is the first state in the country to create ABHA numbers for 3.21 crore people which is around 60% of the state's total population. "The government has registered all government health facilities (13,344) and all government doctors (9,500) so that every patient record is recorded digitally. Also, 70% registration of staff nurses is completed," he added.

E-hospital/Dr. Care software

The state government has adopted the E-Hospital software in area hospitals, district hospitals, and teaching hospitals, and the Dr. Care Software in rural, urban primary health centres, and community health centres. Aarogyasri data and 104 data are integrated with the software. "In the future, all health programmes will be integrated with the software so that the complete health record of an individual is available in one place," said Mr. Krishna Babu.

1,631 health facilities under Dr. Care

Currently, the state has started implementing 1,631 health facilities which is the highest in the country. Dr. Care software developed by the in-house state IT team is implemented in 1,577 health facilities. The first pilot project was started in February 2022 in UPHCs, and by April, all urban primary health centers (UPCs) are integrated with the software.

Dr. Care software consists of five modules – receptionist, staff nurse, doctor, laboratory, and pharmacy. Provision is made for patients to get their lab reports directly through WhatsApp.

54 hospitals under E-Hospital

A total of 54 hospitals are under E-Hospital software which is developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). The project which started in January 2022 so far covers 12 government general hospitals, 14 district hospitals, and 28 area hospitals.

E-Hospital software consists of 12 modules covering all areas of healthcare delivery in government hospitals and is aimed to bring state-of-the-art features on par with the latest world-class advances available in the private sector. The modules available in the E-Hospital software include patient registration (OPD and Casualty), IPD (Admission, Discharge & Transfer), billing, lab information system, radiology information system, clinic (OPD & IPD), online registration system, e-blood bank, pharmacy and stores, dietary, laundry, and OT management.

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