National Digital Health Mission (NDHM): A bird’s eye view
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The One Nation one health card scheme was announced under PM Modi’s Digital Health Mission with the aim to provide the necessary support for integration of digital health infrastructure in the country.

The vision of this scheme is to create a national digital health ecosystem that supports universal health coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely and safe manner and 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, and ensures the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information.

The National Digital Health Mission will focus on five things: Health ID, Digi Doctor, Health Facility Registry (HFR), Personal Health Records (PHR) and Electronic Medical Records. The implementation of NDHM is expected to significantly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of health service delivery overall. Patients will be able to securely store and access their medical records (such as prescriptions, diagnostic reports and discharge summaries), and share them with health care providers to ensure appropriate treatment and follow-up.

People will also have access to more accurate information on health facilities and service providers. Further, they will have the option to access health services remotely through tele-consultation and e-pharmacy.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the digital health mission has been launched in six Union Territories of the country and is soon set for an all-India launch.

In conclusion, the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. It will bridge the existing gap amongst different stakeholders of the Healthcare ecosystem through digital highways.

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https://www.deccanherald.com/business/national-digital-health-mission-ready-for-nationwide-rollout-soon-indu-bhushan-918029.html
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