Prelimsverse: Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. It will bridge the existing gap amongst different stakeholders of the Healthcare ecosystem through digital highways.


  1. To establish state-of-the-art digital health systems, to manage the core digital health data, and the infrastructure required for its seamless exchange;
  2. To establish registries at appropriate level to create single source of truth in respect of clinical establishments, healthcare professionals, health workers, drugs and pharmacies;
  3. To enforce adoption of open standards by all national digital health stakeholders;
  4. To create a system of personal health records, based on international standards, easily accessible to individuals and healthcare professionals and services providers, based on individual’s informed consent;
  5. To promote development of enterprise-class health application systems with a special focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for health;
  6. To adopt the best principles of cooperative federalism while working with the States and Union Territories for the realization of the vision;
  7. To ensure that the healthcare institutions and professionals in the private sector participate actively with public health authorities in the building of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), through a combination of prescription and promotion;
  8. To ensure national portability in the provision of health services;
  9. To promote the use of clinical decision support (CDS) systems by health professionals and practitioners;
  10. To promote a better management of the health sector leveraging health data analytics and medical research;
  11. To provide for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of governance at all levels;
  12. To support effective steps being taken for ensuring quality of healthcare; and
  13. To strengthen existing health information systems, by ensuring their conformity with the defined standards and integration with the proposed Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

The current strong public digital infrastructure—including that related to Aadhaar, Unified Payments Interface and wide reach of the Internet and mobile phones (JAM trinity) —provides a strong platform for establishing the building blocks of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
The existing ability to digitally identify people, doctors, and health facilities, facilitate electronic signatures, ensure non-repudiable contracts, make paperless payments, securely store digital records, and contact people provide opportunities to streamline healthcare information through digital management.

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