Indian government follows American example

September 11th, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Document Management

Recently, conversion services have been in the media, as a new initiative has come to light within the American government. By the end of 2019, all government agencies will be using electronic records management systems to protect documents and allow for easier accessibility, Nextgov reported. Other governments are starting to take notice.

The Indian Navy recently decided to digitize its medical record keeping system, according to Business Standard. The news provider reported that the division of the Armed Forces implemented the Naval Healthcare Information Management System on August 30. Patient records will now be stored digitally, which will also help regulate the prescription of medicines and drugs, the source detailed.

"The application automates all patient processes from admission to discharge, and maintains complete medical records in digital format, thus removing the need for hard copies," Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma explained in a statement, Business Standard reported.

This move seems to have catalyzed a call for medical records to be stored electronically within the nation. According to the Hindu Business Line, medical tourism and healthcare hiring firm Prime India will develop personalized health cards, which will store patients' data on the included USB drive.

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