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.
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
|Type of entity||Base level criteria||Incentives|
|Hospitals/Clinics/Nursing homes||100 transactions per month||₹20 per additional transaction above the base level.|
|Diagnostic Facilities/Labs||100 transactions per month||₹20 per additional transaction above the base level.|
|Digital Solution Companies||For hospitals/labs/clinics/nursing homes using their software||100 transactions per month||₹5 transactions per month|
|For health locker/teleconsultation transactions||500 transactions per month||Rs 5 per additional transaction above the base level.|
|Insurance Provider||For every insurance claim transaction linked with ABHA address filled by hospital though Health Claim Exchange||₹500 per claim or 10% of the claim amount, whichever is lower.|
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.
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
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.