Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with J&K Bank for the payment gateway
Srinagar, March 10: After the government selected Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura as the starting point for the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) at J&K, the hospital officially integrated today the hospital information system (HIS) with the ABDM.
On this occasion, J&K’s high-end healthcare institute also signed a memorandum of understanding with J&K Bank to launch an online hospital payment system aimed at facilitating payments for efficient patient care. patients.
Speaking on the occasion, Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, who was the chief guest, commended SKIMS for its strong health information system.
He said the integration of SKIMS HIS into the Ayushman Bharat digital mission will mark a new beginning and SKIMS will become a model for the whole country.
He pointed out that the digital revolution in various aspects of life is making tremendous progress to facilitate our lives. “For example, the ongoing elections in the country where the results are declared almost as the voting ends,” he said.
It should be noted here that SKIMS, the largest hospital of J&K, has been selected to serve as the starting point for the start of the project whose pilot project has already been carried out in 6 UTs.
Under the scheme which was rolled out after approval by the Union Cabinet on February 26, people will be given a unique ID and using it they will be able to avail health services anywhere in the the country.
Under this program, citizens will have the right to create their unique accounts and beneficiaries will be able to link their digital health records.
The Director of SKIMS, Prof. Parvaiz A Koul said that the integration of the existing HIS in SKIMS with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission under the Digital India program will undoubtedly make healthcare delivery services easier and more accessible.
While dispelling apprehensions about digital health records, Professor Koul said they are absolutely safe, protect patient privacy and improve the efficiency of the healthcare system.
He further added that SKIMS will soon have a fully cashless transaction system and thanked J&K Bank for its continued support. “Signing a memorandum of understanding with J&K Bank on this platform is the final step towards that,” he said.
The event was organized by the Department of Computing and Electronics and Communication/Information Technology and Hospital Administration SKIMS.
“This is a major step towards integrated, digitized and hassle-free healthcare services and will benefit the general public to leverage healthcare facilities in a seamless digital way,” SKIMS PRO said.
Syed Shafat Hussain Rufai, Area Manager for Central Kashmir, J&K Bank, who was also present on the occasion, pledged his full support. “The bank will facilitate SKIMS at every step for better delivery of patient care,” he said.
Farooq Ahmad Wani, SKIMS IT and Electronic Communications Superintendent Engineer highlighted the role of IT systems in SKIMS and said that the department has come a long way in making the system robust and efficient through IT solutions.
He acknowledged the role of IT professionals in SKIMS who he said work on many levels and strengthen health services at SKIMS.
Dean of Medical School Prof. Tariq A Gojwari, Mission Director Mohd Yaseen Choudhary (IAS), J&K National Health Mission, Nodal Officer Ayushman Bharat Dr GH Yatoo, SKIMS Medical Superintendent Dr Farooq Ahmad Jan and Assistant Professor Samina Mufti also spoke on the occasion and deliberated on the importance of SIS integration and the benefits of ABDM.