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PM Modi Launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission to Promote Digital Health Infrastructure

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PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

The Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi launched ‘Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’ (ABDM) via video conference.The program was organized on World Tourism Day (27th September). It was launched in the presence of Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.

Objective – To develop the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country.

  • Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will provide a digital health ID to people which will contain their health records.This mission was launched under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM).
  • Currently, over 1 lakh unique Health IDs have been created under the NDHM this project is being implemented in the pilot phase across six states and Union Territories on a pilot basis on 15th August, 2020.
  • The nationwide rollout of the project coincides with the National Health Authority (NHA) celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). Click here to know more

About Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM):

i.It will help connect digital health solutions  of hospitals across the country. All Indians will get a digital health ID under this scheme. Every citizen’s health record will now be digitally secure.

ii.The data can be viewed with the help of a mobile application, a Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR) that will act as a repository of all healthcare providers across both modern and traditional systems of medicine.

iii.The health ID will be used as a health account. ABDM will provide reliable data, leading to better treatment and savings for patients too.

iv.It is based on the principle of bringing from ration to administration (Ration to Prashasan) to the citizens in a fast and transparent manner.

Digital Health Infrastructure of India

ABDM will be developed by adopting India Enterprise Architecture Framework (IndEA) – The design of the building blocks of ABDM will adapt and conform to IndEA by default. All the design and development efforts will adopt the Agile IndEA Framework notified by MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).

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About National Digital Health Mission (NDHM)

Launched – August 15, 2020.

i.The NDHM is implemented by the National Health Authority (NHA) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

ii.The NDHM is a complete digital health ecosystem. The digital platform will be launched with four key features — health ID, personal health records, Digi Doctor and health facility registry.

iii.The National Health Authority (NHA), is also the implementing agency for Ayushman Bharat).