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Modi Launches Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission, Click Here For All The Details

New Delhi : On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches nationwide Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM). This mission will create a seamless online platform that will enable interoperability within the digital health ecosystem. Under this mission every Indian will get a unique 14 digit health-identification number.

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  1. The ID will be created using one’s Aadhar Card or Mobile Number, and will serve as an identifier to pull relevant health records. Currently 6 Lakhs IDs have been created, when initially the program was launched across six states and Union territories on a pilot basis on 15th August.

2. On the basis of Based foundations laid down in the form of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM) trinity and other digital initiatives of the government, PM-DHM will be creating a seamless online platform through the provision of a wide-range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems while ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information.

3. A unique 14 digit health-identification will be generated and for every citizen that will also work as their health account. The national Health ID will be a repository of all health-related information of a person. The health ID will enable access and exchange of longitudinal health records of citizens with their consent.

4. The health account will be having all the details about the persons doctors visited, medicines taken, tests taken and medical history. This information will be very useful as it is portable and easily accessible even if the patient shifts to new place and visits a new doctor.

5. The Health ID is created by using a person’s basic details and mobile number or Aadhaar number. Personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application, a Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR), and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR).

A government official involved in the making of NDHM said the PM-DHM will act as a “one-stop solution” for all healthcare needs of the common man. It aims to develop the necessary backbone to support an integrated digital health infrastructure in the country.

“This kind of digital communication will render cost effective services through access to large pool of clinicians and will help generate relevant data for health policy makers not only in modern medicine, preventive medicine, traditional system of medicines and Yoga for more inclusive healthcare system through interventions like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML),” Dr. RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had said earlier.

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