Integrated Health Information Program (IHIP)

On a firm view to provide electronics health records to every citizens of country, Government of India intends to introduce a uniform system for maintenance of Electronic Medical Records / Electronic Health Records (EMR / EHR) by the Hospitals and healthcare providers in the country. An Expert committee was set up to develop EMR / EHR Standards for adoption / implementation in the country.

To provide interoperability of various EHR systems already implemented, An Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) is being setup by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).


To enable the creation of standards compliant Electronic Health Records (EHRs) of the citizens on a pan-India basis along with the integration and interoperability of the EHRs through a comprehensive Health Information Exchange (HIE) as part of this centralized accessible platform. IHIP is envisaged to enable better continuity of care, secure and confidential health data/records management, better diagnosis of diseases, reduction in patient re-visits and even prevention of medical errors, better affordability, optimal information exchange to support better health outcome, better decision support system, and thus eventually facilitating improvement in the reforms of treatment and care of public health at National-Level.

Benefits from IHIP

  • Provides a vehicle for improving quality and safety of patient care by reducing medication and medical errors
  • Stimulates consumer education and patients' involvement in their own health care
  • Increases efficiency by eliminating unnecessary paperwork
  • Provides caregivers with clinical decision support tools for more effective care and treatment
  • Eliminates redundant or unnecessary testing
  • Improves public health reporting and monitoring
  • Creates a potential loop for feedback between health-related research and actual practice
  • Facilitates efficient deployment of emerging technology and health care services
  • Provides the backbone of technical infrastructure for leverage by national and State level initiatives
  • Provides a basic level of interoperability among electronic health records (EHRs) maintained by  individual physicians and organizations
  • Reduces health related cost


  • PUBLISHED DATE : May 29, 2017
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Jun 05, 2017


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