Health Ministry Current Affairs - 2019
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Union Ministry Health and Family Welfare has soft-launched Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) segment of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) in seven states. The first one-of-its-kind initiative lannched by the Central Government to monitor public health surveillance.
Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)
It is real time, village wise, case based electronic health information system with GIS tagging to provide prompt prevention and control of epidemic prone diseases. It uses the latest technologies and digital health initiatives. It will provide near-real-time data to policy makers for detecting outbreaks, reducing the morbidity and mortality and lessening disease burden in populations and better health systems. It will enable creation of interoperable health records which can be made available and accessible throughout the country. For effective implementation of the platform, 32,000 people at block level, 13,000 at district level and 900 at state level have been trained. The success of this platform will depend primarily on quality of data shared by the states. Adopting this platform will help states to strengthen early outbreak detection and informed public health response.
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Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology solution for healthcare program
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has recently exchanged MoUs with Tata Trusts and Dell to provide technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
NCD IT solution platform
NCD IT solution covers program-level data for screening, diagnosis, treatment, referral and follow-up activities of NCDs with aim to connect health workers, doctors and decision-makers in single, integrated platform. It will provide health records for citizens, mobile applications for health workers, web portal for medical officers and dashboards for health officials.
It is aimed at bringing healthcare technology transformation in Comprehensive Primary Health Care NCD program under Ayushman Bharat. Through implementation of this IT platform, it will be possible to track health trends across the country.
It will help to bring quality health services at door step to enable increased productivity for health workers and doctors and to facilitate monitoring of delivery of services by state and district administrators. It is hosted on Government Data Center and managed by Centre for Health Informatics, MoHFW.
NCD screening program
NCD screening program addresses Hypertension, Diabetes, Oral, Breast and Cervical cancers. It covers all men and women over age of 30 years. The program is one of modules in Ayushman Bharat’s Comprehensive Primary Healthcare (CPHC) Initiative, currently being deployed in about 200 districts across the country.