Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has been launched by the Government of India for promoting digitization of healthcare and creating an open interoperable digital health ecosystem for the country. The nationwide rollout of this pilot project was announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi on 27th September 2021 with the name “Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission” (ABDM). It helps in prescribing common health data standards, developing core modules such as registry of health facilities, healthcare professionals etc. required for interoperability; so that various digital health systems can interact with each other by enabling seamless sharing of data across various healthcare providers who may be using different digital health systems. Digitization of processes in the healthcare institutions shall be taken up by dovetailing various resources. Thus, ABDM seeks to bridge the gap among multiple stakeholders that are the part of the healthcare ecosystem. Its vision is to create a National Digital Health Eco‐system that supports Universal Health Coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely and safe manner, through provision of a wide range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards‐based digital systems, and ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of health‐related personal information.
- Establish state‐of‐the‐art digital health systems, for managing the core digital health data, and the infrastructure required for its seamless exchange and to enforce adoption of open standards by all the actors in the National Digital Health Eco‐system
- Create a system of Electronic Health Records based on international standards, easily accessible to the citizens and to the healthcare professionals and services providers, based on citizen‐consent and promote development of enterprise‐class health application systems with a special focus on addressing the Sustainable Development Goals related to the health sector
- Promote a better management of the health sector leveraging health data analytics and medical research and provide for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of governance at all levels through digital tools in the area of performance management