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Digital Health Mission Launch: This is How Your Health ID Will Help Maintain Medical Records

– News 18

India's digital health ID will act as a one-stop-solution for all healthcare needs

India’s prime minister has announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission after its pilot in several regions. Each citizen will be provided with a unique ID number to access their health records and healthcare needs. The ID is generated through the collection of demographics, location, family/relationships, and contact details.

“It aims to develop the necessary backbone to support an integrated digital health infrastructure in the country.”

The mission aims to digitize health records which will improve efficiency and quality of health care as it allows patients and medical staff to check records, view results and book appointments easily.

The Health ID will be used for the purposes of uniquely identifying persons, authenticating them, and threading their health records (only with the informed consent of the patient) across multiple systems and stakeholders

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