As part of Arogya Manthan 3.0, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) launched an online form for health ID cards. Here’s compiled information on what a health ID is and what it means for us.

What is a Health ID?

The national health ID will be a repository of all health-related information of a person. According to the National Health Authority (NHA), every patient who wishes to have their health records available digitally must start by creating this Health ID. Each Health ID will be linked to a health data consent manager, such as National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), which will be used to seek the patient’s consent and allow for seamless flow of health information from the Personal Health Records module. The Health ID is created by using a person’s basic details and mobile number or Aadhaar number. 

What was the original proposal for the health ID?

The National Health Policy 2017 had envisaged creation of a digital health technology eco-system aiming at developing an integrated health information system that serves the needs of all stakeholders and improves efficiency, transparency and citizens’ experience with linkage across public and private healthcare

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Where else can ussee such Centralized health record system?

Oh yes there are many countries in the world that maintain a centralized health record system for example NHS in UK and EHR in USA.

EHR or Electronic Health Record in USA contains the medical and treatment histories of patients

How to register my Digital ID Card?

The following steps will guide you through registering for this application.

Step 1- Download the app for NDHM Health Records.

Step 2. Click on Register Now and select your preferred language.

Step 3- Now, you have two options: register with a mobile number or an Aadhar card.

Step 4- Click on the Aadhar Card link and enter the required details.

Step 5- Your registered mobile phone number will receive an OTP.

Step 6- Once the Health ID Card has been created, the individual will create a username. 

Step 7- We will be asked to submit some more documentation, such as your identification.

Step 8: Once it’s completed, you’ll receive your digital Health Card.

Step 9- Create a password for the Digital Health Card.

Step 10 – Use valid credentials to log in.

What are the benefits of having a Health ID?

Medical details are usually stored in a paper format by several people. However, paperwork is frequently lost, causing many problems. The candidates can also carry the information digitally wherever they go with the aid of the Digital Health ID. In addition to the holder’s medical record, this health card will show all their expenses.

  • An applicant for a digital health ID card will see all the details of the health care services and doctors.
  • Afterwards, you will learn about the health ID card’s benefits once you download and register the app.
  • You will find the complete details of your treatment, discharge, and every test you have had. The doctor can easily refer you to the online link to get all the records when you visit any professional hospital; it is a highly beneficial online tool.
  • If you provide the medical practitioner with the cardholder ID, they will have access to your medical record at any time

What is Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission?

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will connect the digital health solutions of hospitals across the country with each other. The Mission will not only make the processes of hospitals simplified but also will increase ease of living. The Digital Ecosystem will also enable a host of other facilities like Digital Consultation, Consent of patients in letting medical practitioners access their records, etc. With the implementation of this scheme, old medical records cannot get lost as every record will be stored digitally.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is a National Digital Health Ecosystem that supports Universal Health Coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely, and safe manner, through provision of a wide-range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems, and ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information.

What is Ayushman Bharat Yojana?

Ayushman Bharat Yojana is the world’s largest health insurance scheme that provides a health insurance cover of Rs 5 lacs to each Indian family who is eligible. The scheme caters to nearly 50 Crore beneficiaries and provides them access to tertiary and secondary care hospitalization, which is 40% of the Indian poor and vulnerable families.

Ten benefits under Ayushman Bharat Yojana!

This scheme recompenses all the expenses incurred on the following medical treatments

  • Medical examination, treatment and consultation
  • Pre-hospitalization expenses
  • Post-hospitalization follow-up care up to 15 days
  • Diagnostic procedures and lab investigation charges
  • Cost of Medicine and Medical consumables expenses are covered
  • Non-intensive and intensive care services
  • Accommodation benefits
  • Medical implantation services
  • Food services
  • Treatment resulting in complications

Ayushman Bharat is a very holistic scheme aimed to benefit crores of Indians. You can find more information about the scheme from this link!

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