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New EHR Guidelines notified

The Ministry of Health and Family Affairs had released a comprehensive version of technical standards for Electronic Health Records first in 2013. Subsequently in March 2016 a revised version had been released for public comments. Now a final version has … Continue reading

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Ownership of data clarified..in EHR Guidelines 2016

In discussions on “Privacy” we often debate how can the service provider use my data for purposes which are commercially beneficial to him but I am neither aware nor benefiting from such usage. The general principle of all Privacy legislations … Continue reading

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E Pharmacies need to take note of these regulations

In the last few months, there have been many start ups in Bangalore and elsewhere who have introduced many mobile app based services in Health Care industry. Some of them have ventured into areas which may come under the provisions … Continue reading

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Understanding the SNOMED CT Coding system used in Indian Healthcare system

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) had notified the EHR standards for India way back in 2013. As a part fof these standards SNOMED- CT (Systematized Nomenclature for Medicine-Clinical Terms) was developed by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization-(IHTSDO). … Continue reading

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Online Registration System for Indian Hospitals.. No Privacy Policy?

As a part of the Digital India program, the Government of India is encouraging hospitals in India to make use of the “Online Registration System (ORS) framework to link various hospitals across the country for providing some services such as … Continue reading

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Two Incidents Highlight the need for better Security in automation of healthcare

Two incidents reported yesterday in two different hospitals highlight the risk in automation of health care processes and the criticality of information security. In one of the incidents, a virus left three hospitals in disarray and cancellation of all routine … Continue reading

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How should HDPSA and ITA 2008 relate to each other?

The Information Technology Act 2000 which was substantially amended in 2008 (ITA2008) and presently under another revision, was enacted as a “Special Act” that was applicable to “Electronic Documents”. In view of the international obligations, only the IPR regulations like … Continue reading

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What should be the coverage of HDPSA?

We have already discussed one of the aspects that HDPSA should consider and that is on providing a compliance time line to enable all stakeholders to understand and implement the provisions and be compliant in good faith and to the … Continue reading

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Lets Build a Law that is “Compliance Friendly”

Whenever a new law is framed, there are many stakeholders whose interests get affected. A law is normally meant for the Citizen of a country but is framed by the Government in consultation with those who are close to the … Continue reading

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UID will now be the UHID

The UID or the Aadhar started as an ID that could separate Indian Citizens in border areas from illegal migrants and serve the national security purpose. Subsequently, it has become a project to provide a control mechanism to reduce pilferage in Government subsidies reaching the target citizens. … Continue reading

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