LAICO’s software development project was set up with an intention to support voluntary hospitals by providing software solutions for hospital management. The project was started in September 1999 with funding from Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM). LAICO with its 15 years of experience in using computers for various applications at Aravind Eye Hospitals took responsibility to define the software requirements and system designs.
Allied Dunbar, UK had sent two volunteers to help us in system designing and in developing guidelines for implementation of this software.
IHMS development was completed by April 2001 and was first implemented at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. After evaluating for 6 months, it was implemented at Aravind Eye Hospital, Theni in December2001. Today it is running across the 10 branches of Aravind Eye Hospital and also in 120+ other hospitals (Including Overseas Clients).