People will be given a unique digital health ID under the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission, which would include all of their health data. PM Modi launched the National Digital Health Mission pilot project from the Red Fort’s ramparts on August 15, 2020. The Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) is now being implemented in six Union Territories as a pilot project.
According to the announcement, the national deployment of PM-DHM coincides with the National Health Authority’s (NHA) celebration of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAYthird )’s anniversary.
Based on the foundations laid out by the government’s Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, and Mobile (JAM) trinity and other digital initiatives, PM-DHM will create a seamless online platform by providing a wide range of data, information, and infrastructure services, all while ensuring security, confidentiality, and privacy.
According to the mission, individuals’ longitudinal health records would be accessible and exchanged with their permission.
PM-key DHM’s components include a health ID for each citizen that will also serve as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed via a mobile application, a Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR), and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR) that will act as a repository for all healthcare providers across both modern and traditional healthcare systems, and a Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR) that will act as a repository for all healthcare providers
According to the statement, this will make it easier for physicians, hospitals, and healthcare service companies to conduct business.
The PM-DHM Sandbox, which was developed as part of the goal, will serve as a framework for technology and product testing, allowing organisations, including private parties, to become a Health Information Provider or Health Information User or to effectively connect with PM-DHM building blocks.
According to the PMO, this goal will promote interoperability throughout the digital health ecosystem, similar to how the Unified Payments Interface revolutionised payments.