The Management Information System (MIS) of DGHS has taken an initiative to develop ehealth standards and inter-operability framework for use in the database systems developed or to be developed by the health organizations and programs under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and other ministries. Health organizations and programs of the NGOs, development partners and private organizations will also benefit from the standards and inter-operability framework. A draft guideline has been prepared which describes the standards and inter-operability procedures of the Bangladesh Health Information Systems Architecture (BHISA). To get the draft guideline and also standard geo-location registry, please click on the following links.
MIS was the hero in the entire public sectors of Bangladesh that first created the Internet connectivity across all health-points down to the upazila level (~800 places) by April 2009. By next year, this network is going to expand to all the grass roots health facilities if Bangladesh including 18,000 community clinics. This network will also be the largest video-conferencing and telemedicine network.
The digital training facility created by MIS-Health in 2009 was efficiently used over the past years. Its attraction as one of the best meeting and seminar places continues to increase. Equipped with state-of-the-art gadgets, such as digital podium and sound, interactive board, wireless presentation, wi-fi network, video-conferencing, etc., the facility attracts the organizations to hold their workshops, meetings, etc.
The innovative bulk SMS system of MIS-Health introduced in 2009 remained an effective solution even as of now to disseminate quick and urgent messages to health staff. The use of bulk SMS was frequent and demand-driven. To further expand the reach of the bulk SMS system, we collected mobile phone numbers of the grass roots workers, like community health workers, health assistants, assistant health inspectors, health inspectors, family welfare workers, family planning inspectors, etc.
In 2012, MIS developed an innovative database to create local health bulletins by each health organization under the DGHS.The system is simple and user friendly which enables user organization create consistently looking smart local health