The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has collaborated with information technology (IT) services firm Inspira Enterprise to deploy a health management information system (HMIS) in select hospitals in the city.
The solution will help MCGM-run hospitals manage large volumes of critical data related to Covid-19 patients, they said in a joint statement. Already implemented in hospitals such as Cooper, Rajawadi, BDBA, Seven Hills and Kasturba, the HMIS can manage 13,000 beds and 54,000 outpatient department (OPD) patients per day, the statement added.
The civic body said it aims to deploy the solution in 399 additional healthcare facilities in phases.
“With the growing number of coronavirus positive cases, it is important to digitally record all patients along with kin details so that further contact tracing can be quickly implemented and Covid-19 spread is controlled,” Mohan Joshi, the dean of BYL Nair Hospital, said. This was the first hospital designated to treat only Covid-19 patients in the city, as per a Times of India report.
As per the latest updates at the time of publishing this report, the city has recorded about 70,000 Covid-19 cases, with an estimated death toll of 4,000.
The HIMS consists of different dashboards and advanced analytical reporting, which provide a summarised and a detailed view of hospital departmental statistics, such as total Covid-19 cases registered; hospital bed occupancy; number of symptomatic patients, asymptomatic patients, cured/discharged people and deaths.
Apart from the HMIS system, Inspira also offers a telemedicine solution, developed by Manorama Infosolutions, to help people book doctor appointments and video consultations, the statement said.
“We stand united with MCGM in this tough time to provide the best technology solutions that can support the authorities to automate and quickly implement effective measures,” Manoj Kanodia, CEO of Inspira, said.
At the beginning of the month, Inspira announced that it would offer a free trial of its managed security operation centre service to healthcare, educational and non-governmental organisations till August 31.