Hospital Information System
The Hospital Information System (HIS) at MGIMS is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated hospital information system. The system provides the health workers in the hospital with a full suite of tools for registering patients, ordering tests, retrieving test results and generating electronic discharge summaries.
In 2005, MGIMS introduced HIS in the hospital. It took two years to conceive, design, test and implement this system. Dr SP Kalantri and Dr Rajnish Joshi, both physicians from the department of Medicine, supported by Bhavana Kalantri and Yogesh Khond (HIS department), teamed with system developers from C-DAC, Noida to design this system that they are justifiably proud of.
This system captures, stores and retrieves all data related to half a million outpatients and 45,000 inpatients every year. Most laboratories are paperless now, and residents and consultants are able to access all test results, radiologic images- anytime anywhere. The system has close to 18 modules- all functioning – that capture data from registration, insurance, admission counters, outpatient departments, labs (Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and radiology), inpatient departments, blood bank, operating rooms, Pharmacy, Kitchen and discharge counter. A Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS) now enables doctors to access the radiology images (radiographs, CT images, MRI images and USG) on their desktops.
The unique addition to the system is the use of iPads at the point of care- now the doctors can access the patient data at the bedside itself. This application – specially designed and developed for MGIMS- has been introduced for the first time in India- no public or private hospital in the country is using iPads at the point of care. They can peep into the patients’ records, review past histories, and generate electronic discharge summaries using this system. The system has minimized human errors, increased the accuracy of data and improved patient outcomes.