Hi, I am researching on IT systems for small hospitals ( < 100 bed) in India. I had a few questions and would appreciate any help on this. Even leads to folks who may have answers or who are in the business of deploying HMS systems would also be greatly appreciated.
1> Do most hospitals of about 100 beds have a HMS (Hospital Management System) in place?
2> Who are the main software companies who make HMS systems for Indian hospitals?
3> What is lacking in the HMS systems that are available today? In other words, what is the scope for improvement? 4> Are HMS systems also connected to the Health Insurance Providers' system? If so, what features does the Health Insurance Provider look for in a HMS system?
5> Can the patients access the HMS system to look up their health records?