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 14 branches of Aravind Eye Hospital and also in 157 other hospitals (Including Overseas Clients). For more details on our IT Products please contact :

List of Software Products Presently Available:

IHMS is an integrated information system that covers the following aspects of patient care and administration in hospital management. Starting from Enquiry, Registration to Discharge all Patient related data are recorded properly and in a user friendly way so that reports from Finance and Patient statistics can be processed effectively.

A software tool to handle the transactions in a primary eye care centre with the facility to transfer patient’s medical records to base hospital for getting telemedicine support.

To handle transactions in an optical shop like order processing, delivery, stock movement and daily collections.

Handles the transactions done in a pharmacy such as purchase, sales, stock movement and daily collections.

Handles activities involved in Microbiology, Histopathology, Biochemistry laboratories like sample collection, sample validation, processing and report generation.

Handles activities done in stores like indents, handling/issuing of materials, purchases and monitoring stock movement. The process  incorporates FIFO method in issuing goods.