The Union Ministery of Health & Family Welfare launched the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP). It is the next generation highly refined version of the presently used ‘Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme’ (IDSP).
This is the world's biggest online disease surveillance platform. India is the first country in the world to adopt Such an Advanced Digital Surveillance System. Success of this platform will also depend primarily on the quality of data shared by the states.
The new version of IHIP will house the data entry and management for India’s disease surveillance program. In addition to tracking 33 diseases now as compared to the earlier 18 diseases, it shall ensure near-real-time data in digital mode.
IHIP will provide health information system developed for real time, case-based information, integrated analytics, advanced visualization capability. In addition, outbreak investigation activities can be initiated and monitored electronically, which will help in tackling an epidemic right from the beginning.