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NHA organises convention of technology partners of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

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Representatives from leading health tech organisations join the ABDM Partners convention for discussion on strengthening the digital health ecosystem of India

The National Health Authority (NHA) organised an exclusive convention for technology partners of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) at New Delhi on 13th May 2022. The event brought together representatives from over 40 health tech organisations from the government and private sector to discuss the different ways in which the digital health ecosystem of India can be strengthened further.

Addressing the participants, Dr R. S. Sharma, CEO, NHA said, “The core objective of ABDM is to leverage technology to deliver health services to remotest areas of the country. To address the lack of infrastructure and access to doctors, ABDM envisages all healthcare-related activities to move online. For this, it is imperative that we take up the onboarding of healthcare professionals and health facilities in the national registries of HPR (Healthcare Professionals Registry) and HFR (Health Facilities Registry) being built by ABDM. The health tech players can bring in innovative solutions with lesser steps to onboard professionals & facilities using the open APIs published. They can further train other small players on ABDM onboard process and spread awareness about benefits of registering in HFR/HPR.”

“We also seek inputs from the health tech partners as to how we can activate the ecosystem for building digital public goods (DPGs), expanding the scope of DPGs like online reservation system (ORS) created by NIC, blood bank by NIC/CDAC, universal immunisation, NOTTO, and also taking them to the end-users in a more structured and easily adaptable manner”, he added further.

The team from ABDM organised a few informative sessions on the scheme updates, upcoming features under ABDM and the challenges faced on the way. Between each session, the floor was left open for an open-house discussion and feedback session. The participants shared key learnings and suggestions based on their on-ground experience and deep understanding of the market as well as user behavior.

Speaking on the feedback received from the ABDM partners, Dr Praveen Gedam, Additional CEO & Mission Director, ABDM said, “The discussions with the integrators were very fruitful. We received good feedback on the technical issues faced by different HMIS, LMIS, health tech, health locker and other solution providers in onboarding of patients as well as doctors. Their perspective on the practical challenges and suggestions on process improvisations have been duly noted by the ABDM team. We look forward to incorporate these and develop a more robust ecosystem.”

 

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