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Ayushman Bharat
Digital Mission (ABDM)

Developing the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure for India.

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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.

Health ID

Under the mission, individuals are suggested to Create health ID to standardize the process of identification across healthcare providers. To issue UHID (Universal Health ID), the system collects certain basic details of the individual, including demographic, location, family/relationship, and contact details. The Health ID will uniquely identify individuals, authenticating them, and sharing their health records (only with the informed consent) with multiple healthcare systems and various stakeholders.
Health ID

Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR)

As part of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, a comprehensive repository of all healthcare professionals across both modern and traditional systems of medicine will be formed. By enrolling in the Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) the healthcare professionals will get connected to India’s digital health ecosystem.
Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR)

Health Facility Registry (HFR)

Similar to HPR, Health Facility Registry is a comprehensive repository of health facilities. The HFR would include both private and public health facilities which includes clinics, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres, pharmacies, etc. The registry will empower health facilities to India’s Digital Health Ecosystem.
Health Facility Registry (HFR)

Health Records (PHR)

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.

Health Records (PHR)
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Create ABHA


View Health Records


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Manage consent to share their reports within the healthcare ecosystem


Link their health records with a given Health ID


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Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is promising and expected to significantly improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency of health service delivery overall.

Securely store and access medical records

Patients will be able to securely store and access their medical records, they will also be share them with health care providers which will ensure appropriate treatment and follow-up. Individuals will have access to more accurate information on private as well as public health facilities and service providers. Moreover, patients can access health services remotely through tele-consultation and e-pharmacy.
Securely store and access medical records

Better access to patient’s medical history

Health care professionals will have better access to patient’s medical history to provide a better and effective health solutions. ABDM will digitize the claims process and enable faster reimbursements
Better access to patient’s medical history

Better access to data to take an informed decision

The ABDM will enable Policy makers to have better access to data to take an informed decision. Better quality & accessibility of macro and micro-level data will enable advanced analytics, usage of health-biomarkers and a much better preventive healthcare. It will empower the government to have a geography and demography-based monitoring and appropriate decision making, eventually design and strengthen implementation of health programmes and policies.
Better access to data to take an informed decision

Comprehensive feedback loop between researchers, policymakers, and providers

The researchers will be able to access aggregated information as they will be able to study and evaluate the effectiveness of various programmes and interventions. ABDM would facilitate a comprehensive feedback loop between researchers, policymakers, and providers.
Comprehensive feedback loop between researchers, policymakers, and providers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ABHA number?

ABHA number is a 14-digit number for one’s identification in India's digital healthcare ecosystem to establish a strong and simpler exchange between healthcare providers and payers across the country.

What is the benefit of an ABHA card?

ABHA card allows the organization and maintenance of personal health records (PHR) to ensure better health tracking and monitoring of progress. It enables seamless sharing through a consent pin to simplify consultation-related communication between patients and medical professionals. It has enhanced security and encryption mechanisms along with easy opt-in and opt-out features

What is a PHR Address?

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.

Who owns and manages the NDHM portal?

The government initiative- As NDHM, is operated and completely owned by the Government of India. It comes under NHA (National Health Authority).

What is the difference between Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission and Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission?

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.

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