The National Resource Center for EHR standards (NRCeS), India, organized ‘Users Meet - Winter 2019’ co-hosting it with E-Health Research Center (IIIT-B) at the IIIT-B campus. This meet was held to share experiences about implementation and adoption of E-Health Records (EHR) standards, practical challenges, solutions, best practices and future approaches from across the country. The one-day event, organized on November 22, was attended by professionals and stakeholders working in the field of e-health, including government officials.
The event also marked the announcement of release of drug code list by NRCeS which is a significant milestone in the EHR adoption journey in the country. Manisha Mantri outlined various initiatives of NRCeS and updates on recent work and milestones. Prof. Srikanth outlined the privacy and security challenges which need to be taken care of for EHR implementations giving the example of Karnataka Mental Health Management System being done by E-Health Research Center of IIIT-B, in collaboration with NIMHANS and Government of Karnataka.
The bi-annual event is an effort to bring health IT leaders together towards building interoperable healthcare system in the country. It also collates the analysis and observations made by the participants and present it to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW).