Hospitals, healthcare tech firms and healthcare providers are being urged to engage with the Ayushman Bharat Digital’s Mission which aims to achieve a connected digital network between medical professional for seamlessly sharing sensitive patient medical data.

Achieving cohesion and unity among healthcare faculties not only strengthens secure transfers of medical data from patients and doctors to pharmacies and hospitals but makes healthcare services efficient, more accessible and advanced with the latest digital technology innovations.

From creating a patient federated digital identity, to health ID linked to our health records, and a user-end mobile app, the healthcare sector has begun to adopt and appropriate funds and digital architecture to optimising the ways quality care is delivered.

Bringing digital revolution to India’s healthcare, the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will eliminate cumbersome processes, unnecessary duplicate tests, insecure data, and connect accessible patient history records across relevant professionals and bodies.

In addition, a new regulation will determine that registered doctors across India need a unique identity number (UID) credential in order to continue practicing and have access to patient medical information, maintaining a common national registration of medical practitioners.

The National Medical Commission communication stated that the national registration system would collect information up to a period of 5 years, such as medical specialisation, university, qualification and graduation year.

“EMRB, NMC, shall charge no fee for the purpose of updating the license of such medical practitioner”. A decision will be reached within 30 days to reject or accept a medical practice license or application to renew a practicing license.