Institute has been making concerted efforts to build
the health informatics
infrastructure (HII) in India. Major HII activities of
the Institute are (a)
human resource development for health informatics, (b)
health informatic standards,
and (c) health care identification systems.
To build skilled manpower for health informatics,
IHS runs three different kinds
of training programs such as system administration,
health care software development
and personal computing skills for health care
professionals. The certificate
course on Health Intranet System Administration (CHISA)
computer hardware, networking essentials, network
operating system, introduction
to health care institutions, problem solving skills,
and personality development.
The certificate course in health care software
development (HCSD) is
designed to develop domain knowledge in health care
field among computer software
engineers. Participants in the course learn about
health informatic standards like
the Health Level Seven (HL7), general functioning of
health care institutions from
the information system perspective and various types
of health informatic solutions.
The Institute incorporates a personal computing
component in all its training
programmes and takes up fully dedicated training
courses in use of personal
computers by health care professionals.
IHS has recently adopted a regulation for setting
up a health care identifier (HCId)
system, which will be an useful infrastructure for
electronic transfer of information
between health care and related institutions. The
Institute also develops soft
ware to meet needs of health system research.