The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. It will bridge the existing gap among different stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem through digital highways
Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), an initiative to revolutionise medical procedures, provides a seamless inter-operable framework for all healthcare service providers in the country. Government organises sensitisation sessions, virtual training sessions, regular discussions and revision for more systematic, simplified and paperless procedure in the hospitals. The digital ecosystem has also enabled other facilities like digital consultation, consent of patients in letting medical practitioners access records, etc. With the implementation of this scheme, old medical records cannot get lost as every record will be stored digitally.
The mission aims to achieve three main elements for better coordination in the digital health services:
Health Facility Registry (HFR) is the digitalisation of health services where hospitals, diagnostic centres and pharmacies are connected under one umbrella.
Health Professional Registry (HPR) is to digitally-compile records of doctors, paramedical staff and technicians
Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) is to record and maintain the health data consisting of medical history, investigation reports, medicines prescribed, etc. of all citizens.
ABDM creates a connect between Health Information Providers (HIP) and Health Information Users (HIU) with the linkage known as building blocks. The building block in the framework stands for the ABHA ID, HPR and HFR. Health information with the users consent is exchanged seamlessly between ABDM building blocks and entities involved. After completion of one year, the mission will launch a beneficiary feedback form, establishing more inclusion of public opinion in improvement of the process.