Why 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 in Collaboration with Mascon Global Limited, Gurgaon has designed and delivered Online Health Informatics Certification (OHIC)

Globally agreed by both professional organization and the academic institution, OHIC offers more visibility with measurable benefits like,

  • Learn from the place you live
  • Flexibility in attending the classes
  • Cost- effective and time saving
  • Interactive learning
  • Zero Material cost
  • Guidance from subject matter experts
  • 24/7 Accessibility

What is OHIC ?

OHIC is an online curricular certification course to assist professionals in learning the basic concepts of Health informatics and Healthcare based specialized IT functions.

The OHIC program trains a modern Healthcare professional on basic technical knowledge and IT based techniques for proper patient account management. It equips professionals with the means to incorporate information technology into safe and effective evidence-based healthcare. It enables them to adopt new ways to accomplish their tasks more efficiently.

Eligibility Criteria

Any Healthcare professional and Paramedical personnel with Bachelors degree qualification

Course Structure

Course structure covers six units from basic to advanced 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
Theory, Architecture, Standards, Integration, Clinical Decision Support
EMR Practices
EMR Project
MGL-EMR Demo & Assignments

Training and 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.

      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 (July, October, January, April) 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 June, 15th of September, 15th of December or 15th of March for July, October, January, April sessions respectively.  The Fees will be $200 (Rs. 9000/-) for International Students.

      Contact Address
      Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Bioinformatics Centre, JB Tropical Disease Research Centre, Sevagram (Wardha) 442 102, Maharashtra, India,
      Telefax 07152 284038,
      Email: m.rajesh@mgl.com, ohic@bicjbtdrc-mgims.in, mgims.btisnet@nic.in, info@jbtdrc.org,
      Web: www.bicjbtdrc-mgims.in, www.mgl.com


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      Chairman & CEO

      Sandy K. Chandra, became the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company in June 2001 and became Executive Chairman in June 2004. As Chairman, he is credited with several strategic initiatives being undertaken, such as acquisitions and fund raisings. He obtained his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1973, and an MBA from Rutgers University, US in 1976. He worked for ABB Lummus Crest for 18 years in various capacities eventually heading operations in India. He has been appointed as Executive Chairman & CEO for a period of 5 years with effect from June 30, 2004 with the Central Government’s approval.

      Nandu Thondavadi:

      Dr. Nandu Thondavadi holds an extensive proven record of success in establishing and growing successful technology businesses and operations, increasing revenues, and leading international programs.

      As the CEO of MGL, Thondavadi grew the business from zero to $250M in annual revenue, acquiring major accounts, expanding the business through penetration of new verticals and by acquiring nine additional companies. In addition, he took the company public and created a profitable software development joint venture with MasterCard International. Through his innovative, effective leadership, the company earned awards and recognition from Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, Crain Chicago, and Diversity Magazine.

      Prior to launching Mascon Global, Mr. Thondavadi served as Vice President for Coleman Cable Systems, where he increased productivity by introducing new processes and technologies, and by implementing a specialized MRP system for production control. He also reduced inventory by migrating the company to a Lean / Just in Time methodology suite. Through Thondavadi’s dynamic leadership as Director of the Corporate Technology Center, Square D Company / Groupe Schneider dramatically increased profitability by introducing new product costing methods and eliminating many unprofitable products in one of their divisions. Mr. Thondavadi’s earlier success includes a position as a Professor of Operations Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and an award-winning turn as a Senior Engineer Consultant at Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

      A resident of Illinois, Thondavadi is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, “Offshore Outsourcing: A Path to New Efficiencies in Information Technology and Business Processes,” and he has served on the boards of globally-listed technology companies and charitable organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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      MGL is organizing seminars/workshops as your industry partner. The goal of the workshop is to throw light on industry relevant life sciences, particularly in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, trends and technologies imparting paradigm shifts. Our state-of-the-art training includes sequence analysis, structural bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, drug designing, data analysis and various programming languages like Perl, Python and their applications. Solve real life industry problems through world class patented products used by the life sciences industry.

      Workshop Titles

      • Fundamentals of software engineering in Life Sciences
      • Introduction to Machine leaning: Techniques & Applications
      • Drug discovery & Clinical trials
      • In-Silico drug designing
      • Handling Omics data : Genotype to Phenotype
      • Evolution of DNA Bar-Coding: Phylogeny
      • Era of open source software in Life Sciences : Tools and database
      • ABC of Molecular DOCKING
      • Microarrays: Concept, Data Analysis & Applications
      • Know what to do with your Genome Sequence
      • Scripting and programming languages for Bio-IT applications


      3 days seminar/workshops. Fresh batches start from 15th December 2009 to March 2010. Sessions repeat every 15 days


      • Option to choose on-campus location
      • Option to choose from three training tracks – SILVER* (Basic), GOLD* (Advance) and PLATINUM* (Corporate)
      • Additional free session on “Corporate Etiquettes” with every workshop
      • Case study driven approaches to apply theoretical concepts to scientific problems

      * Different fee structures apply for Silver, Gold and Platinum training levels


      MGL – Health Care & Life Sciences Division,

      758, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, INDIA

      Contact Details:

      Dr. Chitra Gupta, Senior Computational Biologist and Training coordinator

      Health Care & Life Sciences Division,

      Phone: 0124-4505301, 0124-4505308

      Mail id: training.gurgaon@mgl.com

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