Name Logo and Tagline Contest for National Digital Health Mission
NDHM is envisioned to create a national digital health ecosystem that supports universal health coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely and safe manner, ...
NDHM is envisioned to create a national digital health ecosystem that supports universal health coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely and safe manner, that provides a wide-range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems, and ensures the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information.
The implementation of NDHM is expected to significantly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of health service delivery overall. Patients will be able to securely store and access their medical records (such as prescriptions, diagnostic reports and discharge summaries), and share them with health care providers to ensure appropriate treatment and follow-up. They will also have access to more accurate information on health facilities and service providers. Further, they will have the option to access health services remotely through tele-consultation and e-pharmacy. NDHM will empower individuals with accurate information to enable informed decision making and increase accountability of healthcare providers.NDHM will provide choice to individuals to access both public and private health services, facilitate compliance with laid down guidelines and protocols, and ensure transparency in pricing of services and accountability for thehealthservices being rendered.
NDHM has the following components:
1. Health ID (HID)
It is important to standardize the process of identification of an individual across healthcare providers. This is the only way to ensure that the created medical records are issued to the correct individual or accessed by Health Information User through appropriate consent.In order to issue the UHID, the system must collect certain basic details including demographic and location, family/relationship, and contact details. Ability to update contact information easily is the key. 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.
2. Patient Health Record (PHR)
A PHR is an electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be drawn from multiple sources while being managed, shared, and controlled by the individual. The most salient feature of the PHR, and the one that distinguishes it from the EMR and EHR, is that the information it contains is under the control of the individual.
The functions that are supported by a Personal Health Record-System (PHR) are those that enable an individual to manage information about his or her healthcare. The principal users of these functions are expected to be individuals referenced as account holders; the patient or subject of care and healthcare providers will have access to certain functions to view, update or make corrections to their Personal Health Record.
3. Electronic medical record (EMR) web app
An EMR is best understood as a digital version of a patient's chart. It contains the patient's medical and treatment history from a SINGLE health facility. EMRs allows clinicians to:
• Track data over time
• Easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings or checkups
• Check how their patients are doing on certain parameters—such as blood pressure readings or vaccinations
• Monitor and improve overall quality of care within the practice
The general approach is to create a web application which operates on a set of standards like the data construct, interoperability standards and standard medical terminologies. The EMR envisages to be the comprehensive view of the patients Health Information at a given facility
4. Digi Doctor Platform (Doctor’s Directory)
A single, updated repository of all doctors enrolled in nation with all the relevant details of the doctors such as name, qualifications, name of the institutions of qualifications, specializations, registration number with State medical councils, years of experience, etc. would be an essential building block of the digital health infrastructure of the country. The directory must be designed to be kept up-to-date as doctors gain skills via fellowships and map them to the facilities they are associated with.
5. Health Facility Registry
The Health Facility Registry is a single repository of all the health facilities in the country. The registry should be centrally maintained, store and facilitate the exchange of standardized data of both public and private health facilities in the country. The registry must allow health facilities to access their profile and update it periodically with specialties and services they offer, as well as provide a secure common platform to the facilities to maintain all essential information. Facilities should be able to e-sign documents such as patient records, apply for empanelment, have easier claims processing, as well as improve access to all healthcare ecosystem elements.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is looking to have a distinct identity in the form of Name, Logo and Tagline for National Digital Health Mission.
Last Date of submission of Entries is 6th August 2020 till 11.45 PM
The Winning Name, Logo and Tagline will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 each.
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