All you need to know about National Digital Health Mission
Ayushman Bharat Digital Missionwas launched on September 27.
- It aims to develop and support an integrated digital health infrastructure in the country.
- It has four key components that are expected to benefit all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystems.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates praised the launch of the mission and said it will ensure equitable, accessible healthcare delivery and accelerate progress on India’s health goals.
Congratulations @narendramodi on the national launch of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. This digital health infras… https://t.co/0uNuV9mpVz— Bill Gates (@BillGates) 1632866555000
The ABDM is looking to bridge the gap between various stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem through digital means. It is expected to help the citizens get better access to the healthcare services in the country.
Tomorrow, 27th September is an important day for India’s healthcare sector. At 11 AM, the Ayushman Bharat Digital M… https://t.co/Ep5Db7u4Fs— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1632668649000
The components of ABDM
There are four key components of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission that include a
Citizens can create their Health ID to store, access and share their health data. The creation of the ID is voluntary and can be done by linking Aadhaar or mobile number. As per the website, users can erase their health data at will. This ID will allow health healthcare providers to view patients’ past records digitally.
Health facility registry
Healthcare providers can register and be part of ABDM’s digital ecosystem. This list will have the list of registered healthcare providers. It will include both public and private health facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres, pharmacies and others. It is aimed at helping individuals find health services digitally and with ease.
The health records is an app that should let users add and maintain their health data. The users can also share the data with whom they wish to, such as doctors, healthcare facilities and others. You can download the health records app here.
Healthcare professionals registry
This component will allow all healthcare professionals to add themselves ABDM’s healthcare ecosystem. It is claimed to be aimed at allowing professionals involved in healthcare services, both modern and traditional, to get online presence and visibility. The healthcare professionals who sign up to ABDM’s registry can view patient’s records online and also treat them online.
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