AP: Dept of Health wins 5 digital mission awards

Out of a population of 5.4 crores, the health department has created 3,685,465 unique Ayushman Bharath Health Accounts (ABHA) under ABDM.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 Jan 2023 12:39 PM GMT
AP: Dept of Health wins 5 digital mission awards

Amaravati: Department of Health, Medical & Family Welfare, Andhra Pradesh, has bagged five national awards under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

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-First place for the number of health records linked to Ayush Bharat Health Account (ABHA) in State/UTs from October 20, 2022, to December 10 per 1 lakh population.

-First, second, and third place for the number of health records linked to ABHA in districts throughout India from October 20, 2022, to December 10, per 1 lakh population goes to Eluru, Visakhapatnam and Palnadu.

-First place for the number of health records linked to ABHA by the integrator from October 20, 2022, to December 10, 2022.

In a release, Health, Medical, and Family Welfare principal secretary M.T. Krishnababu said ABDM was launched in September 2021 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ABDM aims to build the foundation for the country's integrated digital health infrastructure. In addition, it will bridge the existing gap among different stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem through digital highways.

Out of a population of 5.4 crores, the health department has created 3,685,465 unique Ayushman Bharath Health Accounts (ABHA) under ABDM. A total of 3,79,71,720 health records are linked to ABDM. The mission also has 14,505 registered health facilities and 21,200 registered health professionals.

In October 2021, the health department launched the NCDCD 2.0 survey. The state has innovatively started this house-to-house survey by ANMs on a digital platform using the ANM AP Health mobile application. At the end of the survey, ANMs are using AADHAR to create ABHA IDs for citizens and linking the primary health profile from the NCDCD 2.0 survey to these ABHA accounts. This creates a unique health identity for each citizen and links a primary-level health record to it.

Along with ABHA account generation, under ABDM, unique IDs are generated for all health care professionals (Health Professional Registration-HPR), like doctors and nurses, and all government health facilities (Health Facility Registry-HFR).

With these three unique IDs in place, an integrated online patient management system (Electronic Health Record system) was planned and rolled out initially in 54 secondary and tertiary care hospitals (teaching hospitals, district hospitals, and area hospitals) and 542 urban primary health centres. The electronic health records of patients are generated and linked to individual ABHA accounts for patients, which will be very useful in delivering quality health care.

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