The objective is to make it a completely tech-friendly and the state’s largest paperless institute in operation.
Ranchi: The Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) has taken the first step towards the amalgamation of health and technology by adopting a paperless policy facilitated by a meeting between shareholders convened by Director Dr.Kameshwar Prasad. The objective is to make it a completely tech-friendly and the state’s largest paperless institute in operation.
On January 28, the governing body of the hospital agreed to pass acceptance to the digitization of health amenities through the e-portal as well as through the installation of an ample number of computers to ease the process at different locations of the hospital.
According to statements of the Director Dr. Prasad, collected by media reports, “The meeting was aimed at making our stakeholders aware of the change and accept it widely. It would enable us to implement the process smoothly. Once the digitization is done, our hospital will become a paperless institute."
The agreement to implement phase 1 of the digitization project will commence with the purchasing of 150 computers that will be distributed across all wards and clinical laboratories and OPDs. These will be connected to a network of the e-portal after which patient data will be stored.
The Deputy Medical Superintendent (Rims) said that some of the departments like the gynecology department had already been using digital portals to operate. Hence they came to notice the significance and ease of the online mode. This two-hour high-level meeting was attended by officials and doctors of senior rank and heads of departments.