The Information Documentation System (IDS) unit in MOH was established in 1980, and the core business function at that time is for the planning and operations of a Health Management Information System (HMIS) for MOH.

To meet the increasing demand in the management of health and health related information the National Health Informatics Centre has been established. The organization of the Health Informatics Center consists of various functional units of National Health Information Management and consists of:-

  • Health Information  Planning and Monitoring for the country
  • Domain management of health data repositories & registries
  • Data Analysis and Reports.
  • Health Informatics Standards development and maintenance
  • Research & Development
  • Training
  • Resource Center for Health Information Management