Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
14 DEC 2021 2:13PM by PIB Delhi
More than 14 Crore Health IDs created in the country under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)

As on 3rd December 2021, 14,15,49,620 health IDs have been created in the country under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (AB-DM) aims to create an online platform enabling interoperability of health data within the health ecosystem to create longitudinal electronic health record of every citizen, make healthcare accessible for citizens including reducing the cost of care and enabling greater efficiencies in health service delivery.

The digital health ecosystem created by ABDM supports continuity of care across primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare in a seamless manner. It ensures availability of health care services through electronic means particularly in remote and rural areas where generally such specialist care may not be available. As it reduces the need for repeated diagnostics through availability of longitudinal health records, it helps in reducing the cost of care.

Doctors, hospitals and others concerned can access the medical and other records of the individual only after consent for access is provided by the individual. Moreover, ABDM has been built on the principle of ‘privacy by design’ and federated architecture to facilitate secure data exchange between the intended stakeholders after the citizens’ consent.

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.



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