This System envisages empowering of field level health workers with mobile/handheld based data collection. It improves their health care delivery activities. A centralized server is used for storing the collected data in a central database and its analysis using statistical methods. This will serve as input to health planning and decision making at higher levels of the DHS. The pilot implementation of the system is undertaken in Tirur Taluk, Malappuram District, Kerala

A project of Media Lab Asia developed by C-DAC(T) and implemented at 20 locations (PHCs/CHCs/BPHCs) at Tirur Taluk of Malappuram district.

The Health Worker enters data through the Mobile/Handheld Device
The Health Worker enters data through the Mobile or Handheld Device


C-DAC Media Lab Asia

Features of RHMIS

  • Web based system which provides timely data flow from health worker to Directorate of Health Services
  • Mobile/Handheld devices are used for data collection ensuring accurate, relevant and up-to-date data flow to the higher authorities
  • It stores collected health data in a central database server which could serve as a health information database
  • It has the facility of name based follow up of Antenatal and Postnatal Care, Family Welfare, Child Immunization, Communicable and Non Communicable diseases etc
  • It is also useful for work plan and alerts for health workers/ASHA workers for the early identification and timely referral of high risk Ante Natal cases
  • The system is useful for timely and accurate reports to the health administrative for decision making
  • The reports generation is based on standard as well as customizable formats including graphical reports
  • It reduces infant mortality rates by improving immunization rate.
  • Reduces the burden of manual record keeping by staff at the field and higher levels
  • The system can be used for other purposes like different national programs like Malaria Control Program, TB Control Program, Communicable and Non Communicable disease Control Program, Immunization, Antenatal and Post Natal care Program, Family Planning Program and Population Survey, researches, census, surveys etc
  • Security constraints are used for the data confidentiality
  • The system provides improved quality and a wide coverage of health care services.

Scope of RHMIS

  • Set up a Central Health Management Information Server for storing all data and application
  • Provide necessary hardware at the Sub centers, PHCs, CHCs and BPHCs and link them to the Central Health Information Server
  • Develop Handheld device application for capturing data from the field level
  • Develop software for integrated HMIS based on open source solution
  • Implement a pilot, rural health management information system

Contact Details

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

P.B.NO:6520, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram,

Pin:695033,Phone No- (0471) 2723333

Shri. Ramani B.

Executive Director,

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC),

Thiruvananthapuram-695033, India.

Email : ramani@cdac.in

Phone : +91 471 272 3333 Extn: 230

Smt. Sudhamony S

Associate Director & Head,

Health Informatics Section,

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC),

Thiruvananthapuram-695033, India.

Email : sudha@cdac.in

Phone : +91 471 272 1042 (Direct Line) Extn: 229

Smt. Elizabeth Thomas

Joint Director,

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC),

Thiruvananthapuram-695033, India.

Email : elzathomas@cdac.in

Phone : +91 471 272 3333 Extn: 282

Media Lab Asia - Delhi,

708-723, 7th Floor,

Devika Tower, 6 Nehru Place,

New Delhi,India Pin:110 019,

Phone No-91-11-26443266/26288190-3