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 its launch in September 2021, ABDM has achieved significant growth with over 23 crore ABHA numbers, 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.
As more individuals, healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, paramedics and health facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, wellness centres, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies, are joining ABDM, digitisation of health records is now becoming possible. For digitisation of old health records, the ABHA app or any other personal health record (PHR) app can be used to scan and save 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.
To acknowledge the cooperation and active involvement of the respective States and 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 for their contribution under ABDM.
As per the ministry data, Andhra Pradesh with 69,683, tops the list for number of ABHA linked health records. Uttar Pradesh with 26,824, tops the list for number of health facilities onboarded. Andhra Pradesh with 16,194, also tops the list for number of healthcare professionals’ onboarded.
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 the government and private sector with the highest number of health records linked to ABHA(s) in the 50-day period from August 1, 2022 to September 19, 2022.
NHA will also recognise top performing ABDM integrators on the basis of the number of health records linked to ABHA numbers within a 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.