CHC in Rajasthan’s Kota digitalizes patients health records
A community health center (CHC) in Kota’s Bheemganjmandi has become the country’s first CHC where health database of patients is being digitalized through a mobile phone application.jaipur Updated: May 10, 2017 20:36 IST
A community health center (CHC) in Kota’s Bheemganjmandi has become the country’s first CHC where health database of patients is being digitalized through a mobile phone application, officials said on Wednesday.
Patients need not have to carry their prescriptions during consultations with doctors as the prescription will be available online on an Android–based mobile phone app through which doctors will also be able access medical history of the patients on their smartphone, said Kota chief medical and health officer Dr Anil Kaushik.
Doctors will be able to diagnosis disease and prescribe medicines to the patient on the basis of the previous prescriptions and medical records of the patient, he said.
“Doctors will not have to conduct diagnostic tests as the past medical record will be abatable on the app.”
The project has been launched by Medcords, a Kota-based healthcare start-up company.
Shreyansh Mehta at Mecords Healthcare Private Limited, said a photograph of the doctors’ prescription of the patient on the app will read the medical record of the patient.
“The app will automatically detect the blood pressure, blood sugar level, weight and other health parameters from the doctor’s prescription to create an analytic chart for diagnosis,” he said.
“Once the medical record is uploaded on the app, the patient will not have to carry the prescription and can consult any doctor who will be able to retrieve information about the patient by entering the mobile phone number.”
In case a patient does not have a Smartphone, they can access the medical record on the website of Medcords.
The company is providing app free of cost to the CHC with the aim of creating healthcare database in the country, he said.
“We want to take our project to all healthcare centers and hospitals as our aim is to prepare healthcare database of more than five crore people in next five years,” he said.
Zahid Ali,38, who was at the CHC to consult a doctor, said he has registered himself on mobile app.
“Now I will not have to bother to bring my prescription to consult doctors,” he said.
Dr Subhash Mehta, the CHC in-charge said Bheemganjmandi has become the country’s first CHC where the healthcare record of the patients has been digitalized.
“More than 1.50 lakh patients who visit the healthcare centre will benefit from the project,” he said.