Strategy For It Infrastructure Implementation For Making A Digital Hospital
The developing world faces many health problems i.e. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, recently
swine flu and bird flu have threaten the health and lives of millions of people. Lack of infrastructure and trained
man power are considered important barriers in providing proper treatment and medical care for diseases group.
In this paper we will explain how to plan, design, implement and review Hospital information systems in
Hospitals and healthcare projects in the developing countries. We will discuss one of the pilot projects carried
out in public hospital of India demonstrating that such systems are possible and can expand to manage hundreds
of thousands of patients. Our main focus will be planning and implementation of hardware and network
infrastructure for HIS. Finally, we will discuss the importance of the use of open standards and open source
software for developing electronic medical record systems rather than reinventing systems in isolation to enable
collaboration with the members of the health and wellness value chain on a common goal i.e. improving
Keywords- Implementing EHR, developing countries, electronic medical records, Hospital Information System.