Health Stack is harder to roll out than Aadhaar RS

Health Stack is harder to drain than Aadhaar: R.S. Sharma

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), which seeks to build the digital backbone of digital health infrastructure in India, is “much harder” to build than Aadhaar, according to Ram Sewak Sharma, chief executive of the National Health Authority (NHA).

Speaking at the 2022 Mint AI Conference held in New Delhi on April 29, Sharma explained that although Aadhaar has only two involved parties — citizens and the government — ABDM has many players with high levels of involvement such as patient health records, a. health claims are exchanged for insurance, a doctor’s office registration facility, a drug registration center, and hospital involvement to consume and process data.

“Everyone says this should be easy for you to build, as you have done Aadhaar … I do not mean to despise Aadhaar, but this is much harder to use than Aadhaar,” Sharma said.

He also said there was “bipartisan support for Aadhaar across the country.”

Sharma revealed that the NHA is already using technology in the area of ​​public health infrastructure with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY). “So far we have made 30 million in the hospital 3.5 years ago since March 2022, and as a result, we are processing 1 million insurance claims per month on average.” Under PMJAY, the NHA also created the Health Claims Exchange. , which reduces the cost of processing insurance applications for both public and private merchants. “AI, in this field, helps to provide services such as forensic analysis and fraud prevention,” Sharma said.

An NHA official also said more than a million data was generated through the PMJAY insurance claim process. This data goes down to ABDM, and uses it within a range of public health — including linking patient history records, providing a network of physicians and medical service providers, and a linked drug register.

Ayushman Bharat’s health account number, which is a public index under ABDM, will be linked to Aadhaar and will contain all the past and present details of the medical activities performed by the patient. The Health Facility Registry for medical services providers such as doctors and emergency services, and the Drug Registry for drug paraphernalia, will be “facilities that will work together so that the patient has his or her long-term health records, digital signage, and manage online and remote communication with doctors,” “according to Sharma.

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