Ayushman Bharat-Digital Mission: Digital registration of all medical facilities starts

The Union Health Ministry has launched digital registration of all medical facilities and all doctors under the Ayushman Bharat-Digital Mission in order to digitise health records.

Key Points

  • Under this initiative, government hospitals have been asked to procure Hospital Information Management System software.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

  • Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 27, 2021.
  • Under this mission, every Indian will be provided a unique health ID which will also work as a health account, with which personal health records can be linked.
  • Mission will create interoperability within digital health ecosystem, on the lines of role played by the Unified Payments Interface in revolutionizing payments.
  • Citizens would be able to access healthcare facilities by a single click.

Features of the Mission

1.   Health ID

Under this mission, health ID will be issued for every citizen, which will work as their health account. Their health account will contain details of test, disease, doctors visit, medicines taken and diagnosis. It will be provided free of cost and will be voluntary. This card will help in conducting analysis of health data and lead to better planning, budgeting and implementation.

2.   Healthcare Facilities & Professionals’ Registry

This programme will create Healthcare Professionals’ Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registry (HFR), in order to allow easy electronic access to health infrastructure and medical professionals.

3.   Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission Sandbox

Under the mission, Sandbox mission will be crated. It will act as a framework for technology and product testing.

Who is the Implementing Agency?

This mission will be implemented by National Health Authority (NHA) under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

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