News Updates
Mahavilachchiya District Hospital in Anuradhapura District in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka was installed with latest version of the Hospital Health Information Management Systems (hhims), free and open source electronic patient records software on March 04 2012. (read more)

Thambuttegama Base Hospital in Anuradhapura District in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka has installed the hhims (electronic patient records software) on February 06, 2012 and runs the hhims software in the out-patient department. (read more)

Elayapattuwa Divisional Hospital in Anuradhapura District in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka has installed the hhims (electronic patients’ record system) on February 05, 2012 and runs the hhims software in the OPD, Wards, and Pharmacy etc. (read more)

Dompe District Hospital in Gampaha District in the Western Province of Sri Lanka has installed the hhims system on January 01, 2012 and runs the hhims software in the out-patient department & further extended to other areas of the hospital. (read more)

Trincomalee General Hospital in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka has installed hhims on December 10, 2011. The General Hospital, with 350 beds, is the second largest hospital to be using hhims. Now the OPD in the hospital runs paperless. (read more)

hhims overview

Hospital Health Information Management System (hhims) is an open-source medical database software designed for use in Sri Lanka hospitals. It stores clinical details of patients treated and is designed for use by clinical staff - details are recorded on the system as they examine the patient   The system enables hospital staff to refer previous clinical records when the patient comes in for treatment, print visit slips or discharge letters for patients, print quarterly health statistics and prepare notifications of infectious diseases for the local Medical Officers of Health. The software will thus significantly reduce the need for maintaining paper based records and enable an improved and efficient service to the patient.

The hhims offers many advantages to higher level decision makers in the health care administration in Sri Lanka – it can help detect and control emerging and endemic health problems, monitor progress towards health goals, and promote equity in health care by empowering the citizen with timely and relevant health-related information, and drive improvements in quality of service. From the point of view of the policy maker it strengthens the evidence base for formulating effective health policies, permitting evaluation of scale-up efforts, and enabling innovation through research and improves efficient use of resources by way of effective stock controls. From a clinical perspective the hhims improves quality by giving timely access to important clinical information, mobilising new resources, and ensuring accountability in the way they are used. (read more)

hhims presentation


Wasantha Deshapriya

Re-Engineering Government Programme

Of all the activities that can be supported by e-government practices, it is hard to imagine ones with more far-reaching effects than in the health sector. Hospitals are extremely document-intensive and any means to reduce the writing burden on staff and to retrieve the clinical information rapidly will benefit both staff and patients alike.

This is the first version of the Hospital Health Information Management system that we have produced and we hope it will stimulate open-source community activity to extend it into all aspects of health records. We also hope that with the adoption of this system, Sri Lankan health communities will rally around this solution to improve its value to the patients as well as to health officials.

To try the online hhims demo version please click the link below;
(username: doe  / password: 123)
hhims demo

eSwabhimani Award

Winner of eSwabhimani 2011
for eHealth & Environment
Jurors' Evaluation

Hospital Health Information Management System (hhims) is a free and open source platform introduced to manage the integrated care pathw ay of Sri Lankan health care institutions. Currently it has been piloted in two hospitals in the Kegalle district. The goal of the project is to improve the quality of care provided in government hospitals throughout Sri Lanka. This will be achieved by improved documentation of medical records using a reliable, easy to use, computerized record system. The system has been developed entirely on open source technology that can be used freely without license costs and is therefore affordable. 
(read more)

eSwabhimani Award 2011 for eHealth