Basic Hospital Information Management Application

Bhima is a free, open source accounting and hospital information management system (HIMS) tailored for rural hospitals in Africa. We are an international team based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

BHIMA User Manual

Welcome! This manual is for the Basic Hospital Information Management Application (BHIMA). BHIMA is a suite of interrelated tools to help rural hospital administrators in four areas: financial management, stock and inventory management, medical records, and reporting. It has been a research project of IMA World Health since 2013, and the current code base has been in development since late 2015.

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This is a living document written by the authors of BHIMA and the material can sometimes be dense and unclear. If anything doesn’t make sense to you, please tell us about it! You can leave a comment right on this site or you can send us an email at developers@imaworldhealth.org. Thanks!