The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has formulated the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission with the aim to provide the necessary support for the integration of digital health infrastructure in the country. This visionary initiative, stemming from the National Health Policy, 2017 intends to digitize healthcare in India.
National Health Authority (NHA) has been entrusted with the role of designing strategy, building technological infrastructure and implementation of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. NHA is also apex body for implementation of Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana” (AB-PMJAY). The ABDM is a collaborative initiative between many ministries/departments.
Its vision is to create a national digital health ecosystem that supports universal health coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely and safe manner and a seamless online platform through the provision of a wide range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems, and ensures the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information.
The ABDM has been designed, developed, deployed, operated and maintained by the Government following the guiding principles as laid out in National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB).
It is important to standardize the process of identification of an individual across healthcare providers. Health ID will be used to uniquely identify persons, authenticate them, and threading their health records (only with the informed consent of the patient) across multiple systems and stakeholders.
Health ID is created by using basic details and mobile number or Aadhaar number and it will be unique to a person. Health ID can be obtained with the support of healthcare provider who is in the national health infrastructure registry or it can be obtained by self-registration from a mobile or a web application. Create Health ID
Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR)
Healthcare Professionals Registry is a comprehensive repository of all healthcare professionals involved in delivery of healthcare services across both modern and traditional systems of medicine. Enrolling in the Healthcare Professionals Registry will enable them to get connected to India’s digital health ecosystem. Register for HPR
Health Facility Registry (HFR):
It is a comprehensive repository of health facilities of the country across different systems of medicine. It includes both public and private health facilities including hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centers, pharmacies, etc. Enrolling in the Health Facility Registry will enable them to get connected to India's digital health ecosystem. Register for HFR
Personal Health Records (PHR):
A personal health record, or PHR, is an electronic application through which patients can maintain and manage their health information (and that of others for whom they are authorized) in a private, secure, and confidential environment. The citizens can get a longitudinal view of the personal health record by creating and linking the health ID with the visited health care facilities.
ABDM Health Records (PHR) mobile application -Key features:
By establishing a comprehensive, nationwide integrated digital health ecosystem, ABDM will contribute significantly to achieving the goals of National Health Policy 2017 and the SDGs related to health. ABDM will mark a new beginning for the Indian digital healthcare ecosystem, enabling more effective delivery of healthcare services and moving towards health to all.
Know more about- Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB)
National Digital Health Mission, Strategy Overview
Generate Health ID: Key to your digital healthcare journey