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Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)- Disease Surveillance

Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)- Disease Surveillance

CONTEXT:

  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan virtually launched the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP).

KEY DETAILS:

  • Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that "This day shall be written in Golden Letters as a day that marks a milestone in the history of disease surveillance.

  • India as first country: In the world to adopt such an advanced disease surveillance system.

  • It will house the data entry and management for India's disease surveillance program.

  • It is world's biggest online disease surveillance platform

FEATURES:

  • It will be tracking 33 diseases now as compared to the earlier 18 diseases.

  • It shall ensure near-real-time data in digital mode, having done away with the paper-mode of working.

  • It is in sync with the National Digital Health Mission and fully compatible with the other digital information systems presently being used in India.

  • Real time data reporting (along through mobile application); accessible at all levels (from villages, states and central level)

  • Advanced data modelling & analytical tools

  • GIS enabled Graphical representation of data into integrated dashboard

  • Role & hierarchy-based feedback & alert mechanisms

  • Geo-tagging of reporting health facilities

  • Scope for data integration with other health programs

SIGNIFICANCE:

  • Evidence-based policymaking: It will help in a big way in real-time data collection, aggregation & further analysis of data that will aid and enable evidence-based policymaking.

  • Easy Access to Reports: It will provide analyzed reports on mobile or other electronic devices.

  • Outbreak investigation: Such activities can be initiated and monitored electronically. It can easily be integrated with other ongoing surveillance program.

  • 'One Health' approach: It will help to provide and connect data and move towards 'One Health' approach.

SOURCE: Live mint