Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission – UPSC Prelims

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission:
  • It was launched in September 2021.
  • It aims to provide digital health IDs for all Indian citizens to help hospitals, insurance firms, and citizens access health records electronically when required.
  • The project will cover entire nation in next 5 years.
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be the implementing Agency.
  • Features:
    • Health ID:
      • It will be issued for every citizen that will also work as their health account. This health account will contain details of every test, every disease, the doctors visited, the medicines taken and the diagnosis.
      • Health ID is free of cost, voluntary. 
      • It will help in doing analysis of health data and lead to better planning, budgeting and implementation for health programs.
    • Healthcare Facilities & Professionals’ Registry:
      • The other major component of the programme is creating a Healthcare Professionals’ Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registry (HFR), allowing easy electronic access to medical professionals and health infrastructure.
      • The HPR will be a comprehensive repository of all healthcare professionals involved in delivering healthcare services across both modern and traditional systems of medicine.
      • The HFR database will have records of all the country’s health facilities.
    • Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission Sandbox:
      • The Sandbox, created as a part of the mission, will act as a framework for technology and product testing that will help organisations, including private players intending to be a part of the national digital health ecosystem become a Health Information Provider or Health Information User or efficiently link with building blocks of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.