New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is building a comprehensive digital health ecosystem for the country. Since nationwide launch in September 2021, ABDM has achieved significant growth with over 23 crore ABHA numbers (earlier known as Health ID), 1.14 lakh health facilities registered in the Health Facility Registry (HFR), 33 thousand healthcare professionals under the Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR), 6.6 lakh ABHA app downloads and 3.4 lakh health records linked to ABHA of individuals.
With more individuals, healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, paramedics and health facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, wellness centres, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies joining ABDM, digitisation of health records at their point of creation is now possible. For digitisation of old health records, individuals can use the ABHA app or any other personal health record (PHR) app to scan and save their records. By linking these digital records to their ABHA, individuals will be able to connect with professionals and facilities digitally and get quality and affordable health services irrespective of geographic distance.
Acknowledging the cooperation and active involvement of the respective States/UTs in taking the mission forward and improving access and affordability of healthcare services, NHA will recognise the top performing states/UTs, districts and health facilities (public as well as private) for their contribution under ABDM. The States/ UTs, districts and health facilities contributing the most in a 50-day period from August 1, 2022 to September 19, 2022 would be recognised during the first anniversary of the scheme under four categories as follows:
Category A: States/UTs with highest number of health records linked to ABHA(s) in the state/UT from August 1, 2022 to September 19, 2022 per one lakh population.
Category B: Districts with highest number of health records linked to ABHA(s) in the district from August 1, 2022 to September 19, 2022 per one lakh population.
Category C: States/UTs achieving highest percentage saturation in population of HFR and HPR registries in private and public Sector by September 19, 2022.
Category D: Facilities from government and private sector with highest number of health records linked to ABHA(s) in 50-day period from August 1, 2022 to September 19, 2022.
In addition to the above categories, NHA will recognise top performing ABDM integrators (digital health solutions integrated with the scheme) on the basis of number of health records linked to ABHA numbers within 50 days period from August 1, 2022 to September 19, 2022. The top performing integrators from government and public sector shall be recognised in separate categories.