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Information Technology (IT) is essential for the growth of every field of life/sector and it has also found a definite role in the Human Health Sector as almost all sensitive medical equipment's are equipped with microprocessor and being programmed to do particular jobs with the help of properly developed software, therefore Information Technology will play a vital role in the future development of Pakistan Health Sector. Govt. of Pakistan has launched its IT policy to keep pace with technologically developed countries.
Information Technology department was established in 2004. The main objective of IT Department is to automate / computerize the working of UHS Lahore, to provide a highly reliable, efficient and secured computerized examination system and to develop IT infrastructure in the affiliated institutions. Online research facility to faculty members/students and above all making an efficient and error free computerized environment.
The center of IT activities is the IT Department which is managing LAN/WAN and providing IT services to all departments/offices of UHS and its affiliated institutes.
Wireless Internet Services:- 90% of the university campus is covering internet services through the wireless connectivity (i.e. all departments of the university have been linked / connected through wireless access points for providing wireless internet connectivity)LAN (Local Area Network):
All departments of university have been connected through Gigabit Network. There are currently 500+ nodes accessing different services through the network.Bandwidth:
The university is connected through PERN2 (Pakistan Education & Research Network) and 70Mbps international bandwidth is being extended to all the departments of the university. Internet facility has also been extended to affiliated institutes in Lahore whereas 10 Mbps secondary link is available through the local service provider.Computer Lab:
A dedicated I.T lab has been established with state of the art computing facilities for enabling the students to have hands on training sessions on different technologies.Web Services:
The Web Services (www.uhs.edu.pk) are provided through in house hosted webservers.Audio & Visual facilities:
The class rooms / workshops have been equipped with the latest audio and visual equipment including multimedia projectors, slide projectors, public address / conference systems and interactive white board technologies.Video Conferencing:
The University has a dedicated video conferencing room equipped with hardware based video conferencing facility for live interaction with international and local participants.Campus Management Solutions:
The indigenous Campus Management Solution is designed to cater the needs of different departments of the university. The solution comprehends all the features relevant to the university and has a complete role based access where in various resources are made available depending upon the role / permission assigned to the end users including.
Learning Management System (LMS) has been deployed by using 'Moodle' and it has been tailored / customized as per the university requirements. These services are in house hosted and can be accessed through http://lms.uhs.edu.pk.WAN (Wide Area Network):
UHS shares its information and research resources with affiliated institutions for the benefit of their faculty and students through Wireless WAN. The institutions linked to UHS through this network are:
Computer research & resource labs have been established to strengthen and modernize the regional centres at affiliated institutions:
|Name of the Project||
Computerization and Networking of University of Health Sciences, Lahore
|Total Cost||33.596 Millions|
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Establishment of Computer Resource Labs at Regional Centers of UHS
|Total Cost||34.80 Millions|
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