The celebrated Kerala model of the public healthcare system is taking another revolutionary step by aiming at becoming the first Indian state to implement e-Health project, an IT enabled integrated system connecting patients with 30,000 healthcare personnel, including doctors and paramedics. The project also aims to build an Integrated Healthcare Cloud which will hold a comprehensive healthcare data about all citizens.

Health Minister KK Shailaja said the IT enabled repository would be effectively used to improving the public healthcare facilities in the state, especially the government hospitals, with an aim to provide treatment at a reasonable price. 

Once implemented, the health care history of every citizen in the state could be accessed from anywhere. The government will also be able to effectively monitor the availability of medicines, infrastructure and personnel available in every health care facility across the state in one click.

At a time when the healthcare sector in the state faces the daunting task of diagnosing the real cause of the deterioration of public health, thanks to lifestyle diseases that are often connected to demographic characteristics, the repository would greatly help scientific analysis and monitoring of the situation.  

The project was officially launched at Thiruvananthapuram, on Thursday.  

Highlights of the project:

  •  IT-enabled the integrated framework to ensure efficient service delivery to the ordinary citizen.
  • A centralised database of healthcare information.
  • The database would allow close monitoring and control measures.
  •  Building an Integrated Healthcare Cloud with complete healthcare data about all the citizens in the state.
  • The repository will get updated dynamically.
  • Unique health ID for all citizens: The healthcare history of each citizen will be available in the databank.
  •  Centralised Healthcare Information System which has the functionalities of an integrated hospital management system, disease surveillance, management information system and healthcare planning.
  • A high-speed network connecting all hospitals in public sector in the state and linking them to Central Healthcare Data Repository and the Central Demographic Data Repository.
  • A patient-friendly interface for the public healthcare institutions across the state.
  • Real-time data from OP clinics will enable timely alerts on outbreaks and Communicable diseases.