National Digital Health Mission – UPSC Prelims

Ministry : Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Aims to create a national digital health ecosystem that supports universal health coverage
  1. It is an IT-enabled healthcare infrastructure system
  2. The healthcare services will be provided through a mobile app or through an official website.
Mission has four components:
    • National Health Electronic Registries
    • A Federated Personal Health Records (PHR) Framework – It will fight twin challenges of:
      • Access to healthcare reports/data by the patients and the healthcare provider for treatment
      • Making the data available for medical research
    • A National Health Analytics Platform
    • Other Horizontal Components like:
      • Unique Digital Health ID,
      • Health Data Dictionaries
      • Supply Chain Management for Drugs,
      • Payment gateways
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