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  project name ~ JSS Electronic Medical Records

category ~ Health Care - Adult




  Project Name


JSS Electronic Medical Records



JSS (Jan Swasthya Sahyog)



Health Care - Adult







  Budget Approved


Rs 3849975


  Year Approved







1   2   3   4   5  

  Chapter Coordinators


Somnath Mukherji
Karthik Shekhar












Jan Swasthya Sahayog has been working for the last 12 years in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh to provide high quality, low-cost healthcare that is rational and compassionate. Its 3 tier rural healthcare system has become a model for many across India.





The community health program works in 55 villages with a population of 30,000 people covered by 3 subcenters and a based hospital with 50 beds. The hospitals sees more than 1100 patients weekly from 8 surrounding districts with a population of 10,00,000. Through its multipronged approach of agriculture, under 3 nutrition, appropriate technology and animal health along with a very strong village health program JSS has reduced infant mortality from 90 to 30 (for 1000 live births) between 2003 and 2009.





In this project JSS wants to develop a opensource Electronic Medical Record system to provide 1) Providing clinical decision support to the physicians and community healthworkers and improve flow of info from the village to the hospital level and also within the hospital. 2) See the effects of various kinds of intervention and develop a capacity to predict epidemics and other public health issues. 3) Making a working EMR available to the rest of groups worldwide that are working for the poor and the marginalized. 4) Replacing paper records, including x-rays, which fade, degrade and get lost over time.



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