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HMIS rolled out at over 156 Indian Railway facilities

Implementation of HMIS-an effort to bring entire railway health system on a single architecture to provide faster, seamless and hassle free healthcare
September 4, 2021

RailTel- a miniratna PSU of Ministry of Railways and C-DAC- A unit (e-shushrut) under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology is implementing pan India Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) at 129 Railway hospitals and 586 health units to so that entire railway health system on a single architecture to provide faster, seamless and hassle-free healthcare.

Out of total 11,76,300 employees of Railways, registered employee beneficiaries are 11,24,058. Total HMIS employee cards generated are 10,33,143. Card generated is persons who have got their UMID card made. Out of total 16,52,082 pensioners of Railways, registered pensioners beneficiaries are 4,83,592. Total HMIS pensioners beneficiaries cards generated are 3,75,440. Employees have average 3-4 dependent and pensioners have 2-3 dependents.

HMIS has already been deployed over 156 Health facilities across Indian Railways. Further accelerated deployment over balance Health facilities will be done in 2021. HMIS solution is going to cover the entire gamut of clinical care as well as hospital administration with around 20 modules. The modules cover both core as well as ancillary requirements of Hospital management like areas of OPD, IPD, Labs, OT, Blood Bank, Pharmacy, Referrals, Medical Examinations and Reimbursement of Medical Claims etc.

To empower the medical beneficiaries a mobile App has also been developed, which enables the patients to access their Electronic Medical Record (EMR) from anywhere. Features like tele-consultation, lab report access, Medicines disbursed to patient etc have also been provided through this app. Feature of self-registration is also available on this App. This system is fully integrable with National Digital health Mission program of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The HMIS has been synchronized with various other digital initiatives of Indian Railway like Unique Medical ID (UMID), IPASS and ARPAN etc and is capable of further such integrations as per need.