"Amrita HIS started development in 2002 for the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) a 1,300-bed tertiary care hospital, and deployed the following year. At the suggestion b of Ron Gottsegen, Executive Director of AIMS, their internal informatics team replaced a Siemens system with a more flexible solution that utilized modern software design and had a low cost of ownership.
Mr. Gottsegen had come to AIMS after a successful career as co-founder of Radionics Security Alarm systems which he sold in a multi-million dollar transaction to Bosch. Mr. Gottsegen, years ahead of his time designed the system on a single database, beginning with a patient-centric EHR. AIMS opened its doors in 1998 in Cochin, India, inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Since then, AIMS has provided charitable medical care for more than three million patients who have received treatment entirely free of charge. This massive (3,330,000 square feet) healthcare infrastructure is spread over 125 acres of land, supporting a daily patient volume of 3000 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy.
Annual patient turnover is 800,000 outpatients and nearly 50,000 inpatients. AIMS features one of the most advanced hospital computer networks in India, with more than 2000 computers managing nearly every aspect of patient care.Amrita HIS is affiliated with a network of research hospitals as well as the Amrita University, a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is ranked as one of the best research universities in India. The university operates five campuses in three states of India and continuously collaborates with top US universities for joint research programs and faculty exchange.
Amrita HIS has been implemented in many of the largest hospitals in India, including Government Medical College and Hospital Nagpur (1,400 beds), Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) Ludhiana, Punjab (1,2000 beds), and Sasoon Hospital, Pune (2000 beds). Soon it will be deployed in a new 2,200 bed hospital in Delhi.
In 2010, Amrita HIS decided to adapt their software for the US market at the invitation of the Colorado Rural Health Association, who had identifieda need for a quality, cost-effective solution for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals. In partnership with Rio Grande Hospital of Del Norte, CO, Amrita HIS was adapted and continuously improved for serving the needs of Rural and Critical Access Hospitals over a period of 5 years. "