About Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
With the objective of strengthening the accessibility and equity of health services, the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission was launched through video conferencing on 27th September 2021. The mission will leverage IT & it’s associated technologies to support existing health systems with a ‘citizen-centric’ approach. The vision of ABDM is to create a digital health ecosystem for the nation which can support universal health coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely and safe manner. The mission is expected to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of Health service. It will provide a choice to individuals to access both public and private health services, whereas the healthcare professionals will have better access to patients medical history to provide a better healthcare.
PHR is an electronic form of medical record(s) of an individual which conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards. It is managed, shared and controlled by the individual, and can be drawn from multiple sources. The most notable feature of the PHR: The information is under the control of the individual.
The Personal Health Record-System (PHR) will enable individuals to manage complete information about his/her healthcare. The information would include the longitudinal record, comprising of his/her health data, lab reports, discharge summaries, treatment details, across one or multiple health facilities.
Create Health ID
View Health Records
Discover Health Information
Manage consent to share their reports within the healthcare ecosystem
Link their health records with a given Health ID
NDHM does not store any of your health records. Your health records are stored with healthcare information providers as per their retention policies, and are shared over the NDHM network with encryption mechanisms only after your express consent.
Your consent and privacy is the core of NDHM. To view your health information, the registered doctors and healthcare providers need to have your consent.You can also customize and edit the sharing permissions as per your desired duration and visibility of your records.
To sign into Health Information Exchange & Consent Manager (HIE-CM), a self declared username is required which is called as PHR (Personal Health Records) Address. Each Health ID requires a linkage to a consent manager to enable data sharing. All Health ID users can generate their own PHR Address while signing up for Health ID.
The government initiative- As NDHM, is operated and completely owned by the Government of India. It comes under NHA (National Health Authority).
Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) are fundamentally the same. Under the mission, a unique digital health ID can be generated by individuals (citizens of India), that will contain all their health records. Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) was implemented in a pilot phase only in the six Union Territories of India whereas the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission was started from 27th September 2021 across India.