The Department of Hospital Administration, AIIMS, is the pioneering department in India to have started the Master's Degree in Hospital Administration. It is the oldest institution providing training to the countryís health managers in the science and art of hospital administration and management. The department introduced the specialty of Hospital Administration in the country in the year 1962, and has since evolved into a center of excellence for teaching, training and research in the field of Hospital Administration and Management.
History and Inception
Contribution to the Institute
The department occupies pride of place in the functioning and running of the hospital services at AIIMS. All faculty members of the department are handling independent charges of hospital administration at the Medical Superintendent level in various patient care centers of the institute. The department regularly organizes training programs for all categories of Hospital Staff on various aspects of hospital administration and managerial development. In addition, the department runs a 24 hour Administrative Control Room, a unique concept which functions as an extension of the Medical Superintendents office after office hours.
National and International Contribution
Hospital Management Education
The department is actively involved and strongly committed to capacity building and human resources development in hospital administration at national and international stages. The department provides guidelines for developing courses and curricula for starting training courses in the field of hospital administration including post graduate programs to various public and private institutions in the country. Tailor made programs are organized for many institutes and organizations from India and abroad. WHO fellows are imparted short and long term trainings on hospital management in the department. A full fledged biannual Healthcare Executive Management Development Programme is conducted by the department for senior hospital administrators and top level hospital management personnel from India and abroad.
The department provides countrywide consultancy on diverse areas like Newer Healthcare Facility Planning & Management, Healthcare Registries Planning & Innovation, Healthcare Human Resources Management, Disaster Management, Hospital Equipment Planning and Management and Healthcare Financing & Insurance Product Development. It is also involved in the development of standards for different categories of hospitals along with BIS and acting as a Think-Tank for the preparation of National Healthcare Policy Guidelines. Besides, consultancies are regularly provided to many neighboring countries in the South East Asian region for building capacity and developing newer healthcare facilities in the region.
Masters of Hospital Administration Ė Two Years Programme
The department runs a two year post graduate course in Hospital Administration leading to award of degree of Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) for both sponsored and open candidates. Resident Administrators man the Control Room round the clock as Duty Officers, and coordinate various hospital activities. They also assist the faculty in hands-on management of various hospital activities and in turn gain valuable experience of hospital management. Ph.D. program in hospital administration is also conducted. Our alumni hold top administrative positions in various organizations of national and international importance. Many of them are also serving as independent consultants in Hospital Administration in the corporate sector.
Admission to the MHA program is through a competitive exam conducted twice a year. An advertisement is placed in national dailies in the month of August and January for sessions beginning December and July respectively. For details of admission procedure, form etc please visit www.aiims.edu or www.aiims.ac.in.
Long & Short Term Trainings
Various long and short term trainings are provided under following categories:
Continuous Quality improvement in training, teaching and research in the field of hospital administration
In the pursuit of excellence in the teaching and training of Hospital Administration, the department has started several initiatives to develop model syllabi, to meet the changing demands and skill set requirements in this field. Efforts are underway to bring quality standards and
As a pioneering step in this direction the department has become the first of its kind in the country to have documented its teaching, training, research and patient care management processes through ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems Certification. Further efforts are underway to provide inspiration and leadership in improving healthcare processes and imparting Hospital Administration Education for the nation as well as the South East Asian Region.
Location and Infrastructure
The department is located adjacent to the Medical Superintendentís office on the ground floor of the Private Ward Block at AIIMS. It houses a Departmental Library, two well equipped and State-of-Art Conference-cum-Boardrooms and provision for Tele-Education and Tele-Linkage. Latest IT facilities are provided to all faculty and residents to facilitate teaching and learning. These facilities are in addition to the central training infrastructure of AIIMS including central Boardrooms, 24 hour Library, Lecture theatres, Central IT and Computer facility and Center for Medical Education and Technology.