Health Information Management Department, previously known as Medical Records Department was set up on September 2011 at CIHSR. It is the only hospital in Nagaland which has the Health Information Management Department. As per the NABH Standards, health information is an important resource for effective and efficient delivery of health care. It is the lifeblood of the health care delivery system. The health information, in manual or automated form, houses the medical information that describes all aspects of patient care.
The Health Information of the patients is used in a number of ways:
The Department is also training and teaching students for 2 years Diploma courses affiliated with the Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI) since 2012. Currently, there are four staffs which include two (2) Bachelor Graduates from Christian Medical College, Vellore, one (1) Diploma 1st Batch Graduate from CIHSR, and one (1) Hospital Assistant.
The department opens from 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (Mondays – Fridays) and 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. on Saturdays, and Sundays are closed.
Unlike other hospitals outside the State, HIM at CIHSR retains only the Inpatient Records of patients, and the Outpatient records are retained by patients themselves. Processing of reimbursement and Insurance claims is another unique service provided by the department.
The department also does all the reporting of various health statistics and health schemes to the Governmental agencies. The Department generates the Hospital statistics for monthly, quarterly, annual, and financial years and also helps in the administration and departmental management and planning.