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IDSP Segment of Integrated Health Information Platform


The 2015 Joint Monitoring Mission report of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) strongly recommended review and redesign the IDSP surveillance system, including re-prioritization of the list of diseases under the IDSP; assessing the need for collecting more epidemiological data for action, and redefining the required surveillance deliverables. It also suggested integration of other disease surveillance platforms that must be explored to contribute towards more efficient EWAR.

The programme management implications included strengthening disease surveillance in the country with adequate resource allocation, redesigning and upgrading the portal system and dashboard for real-time visualization of data and display of key indicators in the public domain, ensuring adequate numbers of trained human resources and strengthening laboratory systems.

In December 2016, IDSP, under the oversight of National Center for Disease Control, Government of India, conducted the disease re-prioritization workshop and subsequently identified 33 priority health conditions for surveillance. In addition, the workshop was also called for an ICT Master Plan and Minimum Data Set for health conditions under surveillance to strengthen early outbreak detection and public health response. In May 2017, IDSP conducted a workshop to develop the Minimum Data Set for diseases and health conditions under IDSP.  At the request of MoHFW/GoI, WHO Country Office supported the development and design of the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP).

Integrated Health Information Platform

The Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) is a web-enabled near-real-time electronic information system that is embedded with all applicable Government of India's e-Governance standards, Information Technology (IT), data & meta data standards to provide state-of-the-art single operating picture with geospatial information for managing disease outbreaks and related resources.

Key features of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)

  • Real time data reporting (along through mobile application); accessible at all levels (from villages, states and central level)
  • Advanced data modelling & analytical tools
  • GIS enabled Graphical representation of data into integrated dashboard
  • Role & hierarchy-based feedback & alert mechanisms
  • Geo-tagging of reporting health facilities
  • Scope for data integration with other health programs

In the first phase, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) module of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) was soft launched in selected districts of 7 States (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana & Kerala) through Video conferencing by Smt. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Govt of India on 26th November 2018 at 11.30 AM at Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi.