According to an official statement issued on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry has begun digital registration of all medical institutions and all doctors under the Ayushman Bharat-Digital Mission for digitalization of health records.
Government hospitals have been recommended to purchase Hospital Information Management System software as part of the project.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission through video conferencing on September 27 in an unprecedented move.
Addressing the nation on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the campaign of strengthening health facilities that had been going for the last seven years was entering a new phase. “Today we are launching a Mission that has the potential of bringing a revolutionary change in India’s health facilities,” the Prime Minister stated at the launch.
Under the mission, every Indian will get a unique health ID that will also work as a health account to which personal health records can be linked.
The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will create interoperability within the digital health ecosystem, similar to the role played by the Unified Payments Interface in revolutionizing payments. Citizens will only be a click away from accessing healthcare facilities.