India will set up GIS-based Citizen Health Information System (CHIS) – a biometric based health information system which will constantly update health record of every citizen-family, according to the country’s steering committee on health. In addition, as part of the 12th five year plan (2012-17), all district hospitals would be linked to leading tertiary care centres through telemedicine, Skype and similar audio visual media.
According to the committee, CHIS will incorporate information on service delivery in the public health system helping to make evidence-based and guideline compatible clinical decisions and make morbidity and mortality profile available. This will also help estimate burden of disease and facilitate policy decisions at state and national levels.
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- Google Plus Telemedicine: Is The Patient Ready? (empreendersaude.com.br)