Saturday, March 14, 2009

Working for HISP India on Health Informatics

I haven't been blogging for quite a while now, but the reason is partly because I'm moving into a new job and also not getting enough motivation to blog. But I thought it's a good time that I start to blogging again and what better topic that introducing my new job.

I have joined HISP India (Health Information System Programme) as a Director of Research and Development. I will be working with the National Health Systems Resource Center (NHSRC), a part of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of India. Our primary job at the moment is Health Management Information System (HMIS) for the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). I know it sounds like a lot of abbreviations, but thats the thing about government organizations I guess!!

My primary test starts with a pilot test of a mobile application for data entry for DHIS 2. I will in the next few weeks talk about DHIS 2, but also talk about other research areas that I will be working on and hopefully get ideas from you guys on how I could improve the health of people in rural India through technology. Lots more to talk about, but may be more in the next few weeks on all technology


Shree said...

OMG are you teaching at Patkar College in Goregaon west? I used to live in the same area.


Saptarshi Purkayastha said...

Yes, I was teaching at Patkar college until last year. It is one of my passions!!