As part of the Digital India initiative, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendar Modi launched the e hospital program. The program enables patients to take appointments online and links premier institutes like AIIMS and NIMHANS. The other unique feature of this initiative is DigiLocker that enables patients to store sensitive information.
The system runs on the Online Registration System (ORS) which is a framework to link various hospitals across the country for Aadhaar based online registration and appointment system. In this scheme counter based OPD registration and appointment system through Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) has been digitalized. The application has been hosted on the cloud services of NIC. Portal facilitates online appointments with various departments of different Hospitals using eKYC data of Aadhaar number, if patient’s mobile number is registered with UIDAI. And in case mobile number is not registered with UIDAI it uses patient’s name. New Patient will get appointment as well as Unique Health Identification (UHID) number.
I am really excited about this new development and would be digging deeper into the implications and the benefits of taking this system online and Digital.