Digital Health ID Card: Register now to receive your lab reports, prescriptions, diagnosis digitally - know how to do it
Presenting the Digital Health ID to a participating healthcare provider will allow you to receive your lab reports, prescriptions and diagnosis digitally from verified doctors and health service providers .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission on Monday, September 27, 2021 via video conferencing. While launching the mission he said that it has the potential of bringing a revolutionary change in India’s health facilities.
The Prime Minister said Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, will now connect the digital health solutions of hospitals across the country with each other. The Mission will not only make the processes of hospitals simplified but also will increase ease of living, he added.
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Under this, every citizen will get a digital health ID and their health record will be digitally protected.
What is digital health ID?
According to the official website of National Health Authority, using a Health ID is the first step towards creating safer and efficient digital health records for a person and his or her family.
One can opt-in to create a digitally secure Health ID, which allows the person to access and share the health data with his or her consent, with participating healthcare providers and payers.
One must note that anyone who wishes to participate in ABDM and have their health records available digitally must start by creating a Health ID. Health ID is a randomly generated 14 digit number used for the purposes of uniquely identifying persons, authenticating them, and threading their health records (only with their informed consent) across multiple systems and stakeholders.
Benefits of Health ID:
Presenting this health ID to a participating healthcare provider will allow you to receive your lab reports, prescriptions and diagnosis digitally from verified doctors and health service providers .
How to register for Health ID:
One can get a Health ID by self-registration on the Health ID web portal or by downloading ABDM Health Records application from the Google Playstore, as per the National Health Authority website.
An interested individual can also request for creation of your Health ID at a participating health facility, which may include public/private hospitals, community health centre, health and wellness centres across India.
Documents required for registration?
For Health ID creation through Mobile Number- Name, Year of Birth, Gender, Address, Mobile Number.
For Health ID creation through Aadhaar- Name, Year of Birth, Gender, Address, Mobile Number, Aadhaar Number.
Is Aadhaar mandatory for creating Health ID?
The process of generation of Health ID involves voluntary usage of Aadhaar. If one does not want to use your Aadhaar for Health ID creation, one can simply use your mobile number accompanied with self-declared information.
In case of any query and for further details, one can login to the official website of National Health Authority at healthid.ndhm.gov.in.
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