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A growing health ecosystem - Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Written by : Arun Ramalingam

April 13, 2023

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The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission has made significant strides in improving healthcare outcomes in India through initiatives such as digital health IDs, the National Digital Health Mission platform, telemedicine services, e-pharmacies, and health registries.


The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is an ambitious project launched by the Indian government in August 2021, with the aim of transforming the healthcare sector by leveraging digital technologies. Ever since its inception, the mission has only been steadily growing. With more individuals joining the mission and with new technological connections transposing the meaning of Healthcare, The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is quickly becoming a growing health ecosystem.

One of the key objectives of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is to create a digital health ID for every Indian citizen. The health ID will contain all relevant health information of the patient, such as medical history, prescriptions, and diagnostic reports. This will help in streamlining the healthcare process, reducing the time and cost of treatment, and improving the overall quality of care. So far, over 37.78 crore health IDs have been generated under the program, and the number is expected to grow rapidly.

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Another significant aspect of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is the establishment of a National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) platform. The NDHM platform will serve as a central repository of all health data, and healthcare providers will be able to access this data for diagnosis and treatment purposes. This will enable healthcare providers to make more informed decisions and offer better care to patients. The NDHM platform has been rolled out in several states, and there are already reports of improved healthcare outcomes.

The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission has also introduced several other initiatives, such as telemedicine services, e-pharmacies, and health registries. These initiatives have been well-received by patients, especially those in rural and remote areas, who previously had limited access to healthcare services. By leveraging digital technologies, the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission has made healthcare more accessible, affordable, and efficient for millions of Indians. Given these diverse initiatives, 3 States namely, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh are the top 3 performing states when it comes to opening new accounts.

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the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is a game-changer for the healthcare sector in India. The program has already made significant strides in improving healthcare outcomes by leveraging digital technologies. With the continued support of healthcare providers, patients, and government agencies, the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission has the potential to transform healthcare in India and serve as a model for other countries to follow.


About Chime India

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving senior digital health leaders. CHIME includes more than 5,000 members in 56 countries and two US territories and partners with over 150 healthcare IT businesses and professional services firms. CHIME enables its members and business partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, develop professionally and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care throughout the communities they serve. CHIME's members are chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs), and other senior healthcare leaders. The CHIME India Chapter became the first international chapter outside North America in 2016 and is now a community of over 70+ members in India. For more information, please visit www.chimecentral.org

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