About Health Informatics Practices in CDAC

Healthcare is one of the most important aspects of human life.

C-DAC's Sushrut, a Hospital Information System (HIS) has been developed with the objective of streamlining the treatment flow of a patient in the hospital, while allowing doctors and other staff to perform to their peak ability, in an optimized and efficient manner.

HIS developed by C-DAC is modular, thus ensuring sustained benefits through changes in technology, protecting and providing optimal returns from the investment. It is modeled on a unique combination of a 'patient centric and medical staff centric' paradigm, beneficial to the recipients and the providers of healthcare.

HIS uses a network of computers to gather, process, and retrieve patient care and administrative information for all hospital activities to satisfy the functional requirement of the users. It also helps as a decision support system for the hospital authorities for developing comprehensive health care policies.

Over the years this domain has evolved through various phases a glimpse of which can be seen below:

Generation of HMIS

Technology J2EE/ Struts , Oracle 11g, PostGres 9.1
Load Balancing HTTP based Load balancer distributes loads to Application Server(s)
Concurrency JDBC based optimistic and pessimistic locking, Synchronization Blocks
Linkage / Integration Modules Partially Coupled (Request / Response based Communication)
Session Management State full
Security Password Encryption, UI and Data level Access Policies
Recovery Clustered Database, Data Replication, Auto Backup etc
Other Application HL7 Utility and database level interfacing
Scalability Increase the no. of Application Server Instances

  • More than 15 years Experience
  • Web Based Application
  • Configurable for Multiple Hospitals
  • Portable across a variety of platforms
  • Connects people, process and data in real time across all the hospitals
  • Fast and reliable information management using LUCENE, DSS Tables
  • Customized clinical data according to department and laboratory
  • Unique Registration ID for patient throughout the State
  • Privilege-wise EMR sharing possible throughout the participating hospitals within the State
  • Cross consultation for patients among different health professionals within the State
  • Help decision making through Statistical reports / graphs at state level
  • Localized mitigation plans for illness patterns based on statistical data
  • Implemented in various Hospitals, and hence has become matured to address various workflow requirements of all tiers of hospitals
  • Has incorporated a DSS to facilitate Healthcare Managers to ensure quality Healthcare Delivery to Patient
  • Incorporates costing component of different services to facilitate the authorities understand the grey areas and undertake optimization exercises
  • Generations of Charts, Graphs, Trends and dashboards
  • Generation of comprehensive EMR and Patient Profile
  • Extensive Reporting with feature like Water Marking, Password Protection and supports various formats
  • DASH Board & MIS
  • Smart Card
  • Role Based Access Control
    • Functional Level
    • Data Level
  • Rule Based Access Control
    • Enforcing Mechanism
  • EMR Privacy
    • Clinical Abstraction Framework
  • EHR (Electronic Health Record) Standard Enablement
  • MDDS5 Complaint
  • Cloud Based HMIS services
  • Offline module Initiation
  • ICT enabled Research in Healthcare
  • Statewide Replication of HMIS Rajasthan (Medical Colleges & District Hospitals), Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
  • SGPGI Lucknow :Since 1998
  • GTBH Delhi - Since 2000
  • Central Hospital, N. Railway, New Delhi : Since 2002
  • GB Pant, Port Blair : Since 2004
  • General Hospital, Chandigarh : Since 2005
  • MGIMS, Sevagram (Wardha) : Since 2005
  • RIMS, Imphal: Since Jan 2006
  • Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla : Since 2006
  • SMS Hospital Jaipur, Rajasthan : Since 2007
  • PGIMER Chandigarh

The objective of Hospital Information System (HIS) is to help users to handle the patient and multitude of other details. The goal is to build an integrated system to achieve the functionality. Various modules present in HIS to make system functional are

The healthcare domain in its entirety consists of multiple terminologies, methods, and numerous records keeping systems. Over time these medical systems have become more complex and sophisticated. With the addition of medico-legal requirements it has become a necessity to ensure that systems communicate in a defined manner and are interoperable with each other. Such requirements can only be met with the implementation of globally established medical standards defined by International / National organizations and ratified by standardization entities.

  • ICD 10
  • HL-7
  • NACO
  • GFR
  • CIMS
  • Interface Integration

  • Medical Equipment Integration

  • Skoch Order of Merit (2013) Award for Megh-Sushrut
  • Manthan Award 2012 for Megh-Sushrut
  • CSI Nihilent e-Governance Award for Megh-Sushrut for across Rajasthan and GGSH Delhi in 2013

Megh Sushrut is an initiative for providing Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) using the emerging Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) paradigm.

For Further Details Please Contact:
Health Informatics Division
Anusandhan Bhawan, C-56/1,Institutional Area,
Sector - 62,Noida - 201307,UP,India
Ph. No: 0120-3063314
email:  pksrivastava[at]cdac[dot]in