Electronic Health Records in Health and Disease

N. K. Tyagi, J. B. Prasad


Electronic Health Records (EHRs) with portability facility were first developed in the United States of America and France to (i) empower citizens for health, (ii) enrich health personnel for diagnosis and treatment, and (iii) making available EHR for the judiciary. National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) is the legislation adopted by the Government of India for uplifting the health standard of the citizens in the line with the developed countries. Each health institution/healthcare provider needs to adopt Medical Data Management System (MDMS) to enhance the quality of healthcare and quality teaching, and to increase research in healthcare as a part of NDHM. As India is adopting EHR under the National Digital Health Mission, this note discusses the requirements for adopting centralised EHR.

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