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Harsh Vardhan urges stakeholders to implement digital health blueprint

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New Delhi, Oct 29: Urging the stakeholders to work towards implementing the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) in a time bound manner, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said the Government is committed to ensuring high quality healthcare, accessible to all up to the last mile.

'The digital health interventions are accelerating this transformation and have a huge potential for supporting Universal Health care.'

Dr Vardhan said, 'The need of the hour is to create an ecosystem which can integrate the existing disparate health information systems and show clear path for upcoming programmes. There is a need to ensure convergence across these IT systems to monitor and provide health services in a robust and efficient manner. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has initiated efforts in the direction of a comprehensive, nationwide integrated e-Health system under National Digital Health Blueprint.'

NDHB will help in providing a common platform for integration of existing applications in health domain and data which has existed in silos, either in public health facility, or, in private healthcare facility, in India.

It was also updated that building on the initial document of 'National Health Stack' (NHS) by Niti Aayog, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has defined clear timelines, targets and the resources required for this digital convergence of Healthcare programmes in India.

J Satyanarayana, former Chairman, UIDAI, and Chairman of the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) Committee, submitted the final NDHB report to Dr Vardhan, here.

He provided a brief overview of the efforts that have gone into preparation of NDHB report and made a brief presentation on the overall framework as proposed in NDHB. (UNI)