NDHM Sandbox Environment- Key Facts

The central government has planned to evaluate the outcome of the Phase 1 of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) for the expansion of the project after spending rupees 118.2 million on the Mission so far. Under this mission, “NDHM Sandbox Environment” has also been established to promote innovation and build trust.

Highlights

The National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) was launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on August 15, 2020, following this, the mission was launched in the union territories of Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Ladakh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry  and Lakshadweep. The Union Health Ministry is looking after the implementation of the mission in the six union territories. The central government has issued some 997095 health IDs under the programme as of March 15, 2021.

Health IDs

The health IDs issued under the mission allows people to track their health and share data with the verified doctors or healthcare providers after the informed consent of the patients. It also provides for the voluntarily opt-out option where the users can delete their data anytime.

NDHM Sandbox Environment

The government has also developed the “NDHM Sandbox Environment” in order to promote innovation, participation and built trust.  The sandbox environment has been developed as the closed ecosystem. This system allows the testing of the technologies or products in the contained environment in accordance with the NDHM standards. The testing helps the public as well as the private organisations, who wants to be the part of NDHM ecosystem, to become the health information provider or health information user.

National Digital Health Mission (NDHM)

NDHM is an agency under Government of India which aims to provide medical identity document to citizens. This identity document will help people to use Ayushman Bharat Yojana. This program also aligns with the programs like Aadhaar identification program and Ayushman Bharat Yojana healthcare program to provide health services to people. this health ID is kept by the users as an account in the mobile app. This mission was announced by the Prime Minister on Independence Day 2020.

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