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Online Health Informatics Certification (OHIC)

The rapidly burgeoning health care industry is moving ahead with the development of both the pharmaceutical and software industry in our country. Till date, the improvement in the healthcare sector is approximately 12% and is anticipated to grow by 13% year on year. The health informatics, a novel academic discipline bridging medicine and information sciences, has already made its presence felt in the country. However, there exists a gap between the healthcare and the IT sector.

To reduce this gap and to meet the needs of the Healthcare professionals and Paramedical personnel, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences has designed and delivered Online Health Informatics Certification (OHIC).

OHIC is a six months online curricular certification course assisting the professionals in learning the basic concepts of Health informatics and core concepts of Healthcare based specialized IT functions. This Course is concerned with the core concepts on which much of the specialized IT functions of the healthcare sectors are based. There are four batches in a year starting on January 1st, April 1st, July 1s & October 1st each of 6 month duration.

What is OHIC?

  • OHIC Is an online IT certification course of 6 months duration

  • OHIC is a solution for the Healthcare professionals and Paramedical personnel in delivering better patient care.

  • Provides basic technical knowledge that a modern Healthcare professional require

  • Provides IT based techniques for proper patients’ management

  • 24x7  online accessible classrooms

  • Syllabus charted out by experts

  • Online evaluation on alternate months

  • MGIMS certificate, on successful completion of the course

Importance & Usefulness

  • Basic course content gives a strong platform to all healthcare personnel for further study. After successful completion of the course, students become experts in data and information management techniques used in healthcare.

  • It enables the participants (Healthcare Professionals and Paramedical Personnel) to understand how to incorporate information technology into the provision of safe, effective and evidence-based health care.

  • It enables the health professionals to adopt new ways to accomplish their tasks more efficiently than they were doing earlier.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Healthcare Professionals and Paramedical Personnel with Bachelors degree qualification

Training & Testing

  • Online Health Informatics Certification sessions comprise of Introductory, E-Classes, Assignments and Final Evaluation.

  • Online material is provided to the registered candidates.

  • During the training programme, assignments are given to each student at the end of each month. Each student is provided a web folder for posting their assignment material with in stipulated time.

  • At the end of the course final evaluation is done based on assignments and final examination.

Course Structure

Course structure covers 6 Units from basic to advances in the related fields

  • Introduction to Health Informatics: Overview and perspective;  IT in healthcare; Communication Technologies in Healthcare

  • Knowledge Management in Health Informatics:  Data, Information – Processing & Integration; Clinical Terminologies; Health Information Standards & Protocols; Data Mining in Biomedicine & Healthcare

  • Integrating Technology into Health Care Delivery: Evidence Based Medicine; Statistical Approach to Health Informatics; Decision Support & Expert Systems

  • Imaging, Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Informatics: Imaging Informatics; Pharmaceutical Informatics; Laboratory Informatics

  • Nursing, Public Health and Consumer Health Informatics: Nursing Informatics; Public Health Informatics; Consumer Health Informatics and Personal Health

  • Electronic Medical Records: Definitions & Differences among EMRs / EHRs / PHRs, History & Evolution, Components, Benefits, Challenges in its implementation, Applications in Health & Disease Management


How to Apply & Course Fee

  • Interested candidates can register online.

  • Alternatively registration form can be downloaded, filled up and sent along with the hard copies of graduation certificate.

Candidates applying for each Session (January, April, July, October) are required to send the Registration Fees of Rs. 6000 by Demand Draft OR Rs. 6050/- by cheque (inclusive of Rs. 50/- for bank clearance charges) in the name of ‘BIC Project’ payable at Sevagram / Wardha and send to Bioinformatics centre, JBTDRC, MGIMS, Sevagram- 442 102, Maharashtra, India before 15th of December, 15th of March, 15th of June or 15th of September for January, April, July & October sessions respectively.  The Fees will be $200 for International Students. 

OHIC Organisers

Patron          :  Shri Dhiru S. Mehta, President, KHS, Sevagram

Advisory Board:

  • The Dean, MGIMS


  • Dr. Satish Kumar, MD, Professor, Biochemistry & Dy. Coordinator, BIC, MGIMS

Technical Personnel:

  • Mr. Lingaraja Jena, Information Officer, BIC, Biochemistry & JBTDRC, MGIMS

  • Mr. Pramod Deshmukh, Technical Assistant, BIC, Biochemistry & JBTDRC, MGIMS

Bioinformatics centre, Biochemistry & JB Tropical Disease Research Centre
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
Sevagram (Wardha) - 442 102, Maharashtra, India
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Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra - 442102, India