MAJOR RE-WRITE OF HHIMSv2 USING CODEIGNITOR AND PILOTING IN THREE HOSPITALS (2013)

Word of the success of the installations especially the one in the District Hospital – Dompe, soon started to circulate, and assisted by the enthusiastic publicity by the staff of the hospitals. However this publicity led to a wider discussion of the implications of the increasing computerisation of health records in government hospitals in the country and the importance of interoperability and standardisation. The ICTA therefore contracted Lunar Technologies to re-write HHIMS using a structured framework that followed these international standards. The software functionality was also made more flexible, so that different hospitals could adapt it to their own needs. This was done through a system of Questionnaires that users can create from the ground up and integrate into the standard record structure of the software (OPD/Clinics/Admissions).

This new software was designed and reviewed by two of the hospitals in the previous project (Dompe & Dambadeniya) and is currently being piloted in four hospitals (Panadura, Mahaoya, Mangalagama and Point Pedro). This version has not yet been released (beta test) pending the outcome of the pilot studies, but you can try it out yourself by logging into the on-line version: www.mdsfoss.org/hhimsv2/

A username/password for this on-line version is available (see the Contact us page).