Health officials trained on IHIP in Mokokchung
Dimapur, March18 (EMN): Office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Mokokchung, conducted a three-day hands on training on integrated health information platform (IHIP) in its conference hall from March 16 to the 18th.
An update from the CMO’s office stated that IHIP, setup by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), is a web-based near real-time information system to provide state-of-the art single operating picture with geospatial information for managing disease outbreaks and related resources.
Some of the key features of IHIP are real time data reporting through the use of mobile applications: accessible at village, state and the central levels, geo-tagging of reporting health facilities, advanced data modelling and analytical tools etc., it stated. It also 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 eventually facilitate in improving in the reforms of treatment and care of public health at national-level.
The resource persons of the training were Dr. Tiasunep, DVBO/DSO; Dr. Akumtemjen, epidemiologist; Bendangtemsu, DPM; and Toshimeren, BPM.
The trainees comprised SMOs, MOs, CHOs, office assistants from PHCs, CHCs and BPMs; pharmacists and laboratory technicians from all blocks of Mokokchung district.
It further informed that training for ANMs would be conducted on March 19 at the block level by medical officers.