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HealtheLife & IIITB to jointly develop OpenEHR based EHR platform for public & research use

HealtheLife has signed a joint research project agreement with IIITB to develop a scalable Electronic Health Records(EHR) Platform for use in public health applications and research.

This project is part of an ongoing research project being carried out at the E-Health Research Centre(EHRC), IIITB which seeks to address existing concerns in the way ICT applications are being designed and developed in the Indian public health and nutrition sector.

This joint research involves the design and develop an Electronic Health Records & ICT application platform that can form the basis for a healthcare delivery system for the public health system. The proposed EHR Platform will have the following features

  • Management of patient demographics
  • Framework for management of patient health data across visits and locations, using an OpenEHR compliant implementation
  • Hierarchical management of health care establishments/organizations
  • Authentication and access control
  • Coding of health data using SNOMED CT

All the above features will be developed in line with the Indian EHR standards and relevant aspects of the Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act(DISHA).

The agreement is for 2 years and will use our EHR.Network platform as the base for the proposed research & development. Healthelife team will be working closely with the faculty members and researchers at IIITB on various aspects of the project under this agreement. Both the parties will hold joint IP for the developments that come out of this project.

The discussions towards this has been going on for more than 6 months and we feel that this agreement will help us enhance our capabilities and also give us a lot of visibility. We will find mention in all related PR activities of the college as well.

We thank EHRC@IIITB for endorsing our work for the past 30 months and acknowledging our domain competence.