Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission through video conferencing.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission through video conferencing.
The pilot project of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission was announced by the Prime Minister on August 15 last year from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Presently, this program is being implemented on a pilot basis in six Union Territories. Ahead of the launch, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “The mission (Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission) was announced by PM Modi from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15 August 2020. I am glad that he is launching it today. I believe It is hoped that this will revolutionize the health sector.”
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According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the nationwide rollout of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission coincides with the celebration of the third anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) by the National Health Authority (NHA). Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will also be present on this occasion.
The PMO said that the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will create a seamless online platform through the provision of a wide range of data, information and infrastructure services, which will be open, interoperable, while ensuring the safety, privacy and confidentiality of individuals related to health. Will duly take advantage of the standards-based digital system. Information.
The mission will enable access and exchange of longitudinal health records with the consent of citizens.
“The key components of the mission include a Health ID for each citizen which will also serve as their health account, allowing individual health records to be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application; a Healthcare Professional Registry (HPR). and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFRs) which will act as a repository of all healthcare providers in both modern and traditional medical systems. This will ensure ease of doing business for doctors/hospitals and healthcare providers.”
“The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission Sandbox, created as a part of the mission, will act as a framework for technology and product testing, helping organizations including private players, which are a part of the national digital health ecosystem. intending to be a part of the health information provider or health information user or efficiently link with the building blocks of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission,” it added.
“The Center believes that the mission will create interoperability within the digital health ecosystem, similar to the role played by Unified Payments Interface in revolutionizing payments.” Citizens just a click away from accessing healthcare facilities Will happen,” the PMO said.
First published:September 27, 2021, 11:59 am