Work on centralised health record system for citizens is on, says govt

The union health ministry has revealed that out of the total cost of Rs 23.59 crore required for setting up of National Resource Centre for EHR Standards, Rs 4 crores have been released to Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune for the purpose

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New Delhi: The Government of India has issued guidelines with an objective to introduce a uniform standards based system for creation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) by the healthcare providers by formulation EHR Standards 2016. This uniform standard helps ensure the interoperability within different system. This was stated by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ms Anupriya Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha (upper house of the parliament) recently.

Health ministry has set up National Resource Centre for EHR Standards (NRCeS) to augment facilitation for adoption of the notified EHR Standards in technical association with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune for providing assistance in developing, implementing and using EHR standards effectively in healthcare Information Technology (IT) applications.

As per the Minister, the estimated cost for building the system is Rs 23.59 crore, out of which an amount of Rs 4 crores have been released to Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune for setting up of National Resource Centre for EHR Standards (NRCeS).