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