Megh Sushrut- GGS Hospital Delhi
Megh Sushrut is an initiative by C-DAC for providing Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) using the emerging Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) paradigm. Under this initiative, C-DAC has set up a comprehensive HIMS in its data centre, which is running on 24 X 7 basis and is making the services available over multiple hospitals using the backbone network of MPLS/VPN cloud. This backbone cloud is set up with more than 99.9% availability to ensure that the services are available in the hospitals almost all the time. The full infrastructure needed in the hospital is also set up by C-DAC (including deployment of manpower). Charging is based on number of transactions. This ensures that extensions of hardware and software infrastructure get matched with the financial outflow from the project.
C-DAC has been in the business of HIMS for many years and have completed computerization for many Government hospitals. It was felt that the current model of HIMS implementation is grossly wasteful and inefficient, since each hospital is setting up costly servers and third party software in each of its premises. This necessitated the deployment of professionals at the hospital premises to look after and manage these server systems. The experience from many hospitals was that, after installation and acceptance, the hospital is unable to manage and sustain these systems over the years and get into a very serious problem of maintaining them as an essential service at the hospital. With the emergence of new paradigms of computing (Cloud Computing and Software as a service model), C-DAC felt that the proposed solution is much better suited for hospitals in the country.