The Indian Institute for Health Management Research (IIHMR) Bangalore has signed MoU with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Asia Pacific India, to offer 7-day certification course for healthcare professionals. This includes one programme for clinicians and one programme for IT professionals in the hospital and 3 month certification programme for health IT for healthcare professionals.
“Given the thrust of the government on Digital India Initiative, the Ministry of health and family welfare is initiating India Health Information Network (IHIN) and the setting up of the National E-Health Authority; Digital health will become an integral part of Healthcare delivery across the continuum of care. Adding to it, the roll out of the national insurance programme (universal health coverage) will essentially require health professionals to use technology in their daily practice”, said Rajendra Pratap Gupta, chairman – HIMSS Asia Pacific India.
Given the importance of technology in the emerging healthcare delivery, HIMSS Asia Pacific India feels that it is timely to initiate a programme on Health Information Technology for medical professionals and hence the tie up with the leading Institute IIHMR – Bangalore to launch two programs. These programmes will be of immense help to practitioners to further their medical practice in keeping up with the needs of time, he added.
IIHMR Bangalore is the first academic institute to get accredited by National Accreditation Board of Education & Training (NABET). Thus it would add huge value to participants to get such training.
The Institute is working on innovative and inclusive practices to create a critical mass to implement and practice information technology for better access to patients. Improving the skills in healthcare IT is critical. In this regard, IIHMR Bangalore & HIMSS Asia Pacific India would together bring such important skill development programme in the healthcare industry in a structured way, he added.