AYUSH Grid to integrate with National digital Health Mission
Published: October 2, 2020
The AYUSH Grid emerging as the IT backbone of AYUSH Sector is to be integrated with National Digital Health Mission. This will help the public in availing varied options for their health needs. Also, it will accelerate the mainstreaming of AYUSH disciplines of health care.
Ayush Grid Project
It was initiated by the Ministry of AYUSH in 2018 to create an IT backbone for AYUSH. The project aims to bring all facilities of AYUSH such as Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Sidha, Unani and Honeopathy onboard. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Ministry of AYUSH have collaborated to digitalise the AYUSH sector under the project.
The AYUSH Health Management Information System (AHMIS) is the most significant part of AYUSH Grid. It aims to improve patient care, improve work efficiency, improve research, effective documentation, eliminate chances of errors in AYUSH hospitals and to collect data on National AYUSH morbidities.
The AHMIS captures data in real time. It integrates all the AYUSH systems. Also, it has inbuilt standards such as National AYUSH Morbidity Code. It is highly secured and integrates all AYUSH systems. It is based on THERAN. THERAN is THE Research Application Nexus.
The AHMIS provides effective clinical documentation and data management including retrieval of medical data. It supports full range of Data Management functions.
National Digital Health Mission
It was introduced by PM Modi while he addressed at the celebrations of the 74th independence day. It was a part of three digital announcements of the PM. The other two are optical fibre connectivity and cyber security policy.
The Mission was launched with four key features namely Digi Doctor, Health ID, Personal health records and health facility registry. The mission is to include telemedicine services and e-pharmacy at later stages.
The mission is implemented by National Health Authority which is also implementing Ayushman Bharat.
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