Eyewitnesses or disturbances: Haryana’s attempt to earn millions

Parineeta Thakur spent many days. She tries her best to be patient, as the nurse on the phone takes her time to explain how a baby weighs 26 kilograms. The nurse is new to the Electronic Health Records (EHR) system at a primary health center in a village in Haryana. The nurse explains that she missed the decimal between 2 and 6.

The day started at the State Health Resources Center (SHRC) in Panchkula, Haryana. Soon, the 35-year-old Thakur, a domain expert at SHRC, went through the thick binder as a telephone directory and asked the officials from the district hospital in Ambala whether there were really “800 people hospitalized with 200 beds.” . “Does the patient have an average of two years?”

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Thakur is facing a common tooth problem as the government chooses to collect health records electronically. The decision was taken in 2013 by Haryana. It signed an agreement with United Health Group (UHG), the American health giant that developed the e-aperture software solution in 2014. Today, district hospitals in areas like Panchkula, Palwal and Hisar are collecting records from their 60%, with most patients reporting about 40%. Thakur is happy to see this percentage increase from 5% in 2016. Thick binders were piling up on her desk.

She wasn’t satisfied yet. “We have to push all the time to get data. Ideally, we need to capture data from 100% of patients,” she said. Average length and out-of-pocket cost-public statistic Only when it is calculated that the leg can become efficient and transparent.

At least, that’s what the Haryana government wants. And other state governments and the central government are waiting to see if Haryana can succeed as it accelerates its momentum in the hamster cycle. Last month, the Ministry of Health ranked Haryana second among the highest quality assurance-accredited health care facilities in the country. “We are moving forward,” says Thakur, as Maharashtra is the largest, but also the largest state, in terms of quality-assured health care percentages. One of the main factors contributing to this achievement is the implementation of the EHR system in approximately 50 facilities, including primary, secondary and tertiary care.

But this is not a smooth sailing. Haryana is considering canceling its contract with UHG as it is not satisfied with the software solution. However, Thakur notes that no one can easily implement the EHR. Haryana has selected UHG to develop the software with a budget of about Rs 90 crore ($ 13.3 million) against Wipro and others who have faced challenges in implementing EHR to the Ministry of Labor under the government contract. This is a necessary change.

EHR for

Implementing a nationwide EHR to build a modern health care system is the backbone of the central government’s great insurance plan for 500 million people, called Modicare, which is transparent, effective and checks against fraud. The sector is bustling with products. Digital health startups such as Practo and Liberate are attracting doctors to buy EHR solutions for private practice in India. In May, Flipkart’s former chief product officer Punit Soni founded Sukini, which has raised over $ 20 million to help doctors build voice assistants and update EHRs. At the same time, state governments are seeking technology providers to build EHR systems. Haryana is a testing laboratory, as EHRs are difficult to implement as they are required.

Unlike Tamil Nadu, which captures EHR from Gujarat, which focuses only on primary and secondary care centers and hospital information systems, Haryana is consolidating its data collection. From all types of government funded health care facilities. Haryana’s Rs 90 crore, four years, UHG has taken many occasions. However, it was able to collect the EHR for just 10 million of the 25 million population (2011 census). Data may be in a bad state but its benefits are obvious.