SKIMS Soura Integrates with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

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Srinagar, Mar 10: Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) on Thursday integrated its Hospital Information System (HIS) with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

A function in this regard was held at SKIMS Auditorium organized by the Department of IT & Electronics & Communication/ Information Technology and Hospital Administration.

It is a major step towards hassle-free, digitized and integrated healthcare services and will benefit the general public to draw the benefit of healthcare facilities in a seamless digital manner.

On the occasion SKIMS also signed an MOU with J&K Bank for starting an online payment system which is seen as another big step towards digitization for better patient care, a statement of the institute said.

Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education who was Chief Guest on the occasion lauded the SKIMS for its robust Health Information System and said the integration of SKIMS HIS with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will mark a new beginning and the Institute and will become a role model for the entire country.

He emphasized the digital revolution in various aspects of life is making huge strides to ease people's lives, a case in point being current elections in the country wherein results are declared virtually the time the voting finishes.

He congratulated SKIMS for taking the lead in the Union Territory in the segment as well as in the country.

Director SKIMS Prof. Parvaiz A Koul said that integration of existing HIS at SKIMS with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission as part of the Digital India Program will undoubtedly make healthcare delivery services easy and more accessible.

Koul while dispelling the apprehensions about digital health records said it is absolutely safe and protects the privacy of the patient and will enhance the efficiency of the healthcare system.

He congratulated IT team SKIMS for their services and developing a sound Hospital Information System which he said is one of its kind in the country.

He said that SKIMS will soon have a fully cashless transaction system and thanked J&K Bank for their constant support.

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