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HospitalWay App – An Initiative Exploring Potential of Open Data

May 9, 2017

Worldwide Open Government Data is the backbone for many innovations. In India since 2012 Open Government Data (OGD) Platform has played a vital role in promoting transparency and innovation.

With its community engagement model many innovative Apps, Info-graphs, Reports, Videos, etc. have been developed using Open Data published on the platform.

To showcase the potential of open data, OGD Platform has recently released an Android mobile application – HospitalWay. This is one of its kind Hospital locator App. It will help users to search all nearby Hospitals/Health Centres/Clinics from the current mobile GPS location. Users can also search Allopathic, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and other hospitals all over India.

To deal an emergency, the App has a unique feature. Users can choose two mobile numbers as their emergency contact and an alert message can be sent to both the numbers in a crisis situation on click of a button. National Hospital Directory Open Data from Health Sector shared by National Health Portal, NIHFW, M/o Health and Family Welfare on OGD Platform, has been used in the App.

As the Government Open Data License (GODL) is in place, the App is in-compliance with the terms and conditions of the License.


The App is designed and developed by the Open Government Data (OGD) Platform Division of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), MeitY.

Now it’s your turn. Download HospitalWay App and deal with any medical emergency smoothly. You can share your feedback and suggestions with us.

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