Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

National Digital Health Mission


On Digital Health ID, proceed with caution

October 07, 2021 7:53 am

K. Sujatha Rao writes: Government must weigh all pros and cons, learn from experiences of other countries to ensure that a good policy does not die due to poor implementation.

What we must consider before digitising India’s healthcare

March 08, 2021 9:29 am

Technologists and technocrats should be careful to not define ‘public good’ as what they can conveniently deliver, and instead understand what is actually required.

Health data management policy gets nod

December 15, 2020 12:28 am

The health data management policy under the scheme is expected to act as a “guidance document” across the National Digital Health Ecosystem (NDHE), setting out the minimum standard for data privacy protection.

Multiple IDs will be used to give Covid vaccine, clarifies government

October 21, 2020 7:46 am

Asked whether the NDHM digital ID would be mandatory to receive the vaccine, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said at the weekly briefing on Covid-19 that in order to ensure no one was deprived of vaccination, multiple IDs would be used during the inoculation drive.

Medicines at a keyboard’s click

September 23, 2020 7:39 pm

The government should end the regulatory impasse on e-pharmacies by clarifying draft rules on online sale of medicines.

Explained Ideas: How National Digital Health Mission will radically change India’s health delivery landscape

August 29, 2020 7:29 am

Harsh Vardhan writes: The NDHM is a product of years of policy research and is informed by similar digital health programmes across the world.

Citizen’s interest is at core of NDHM’s design. It will radically change India’s health delivery landscape

August 29, 2020 9:37 am

Based on the principles of health for all, inclusivity, accessibility, affordability, education, empowerment, wellness, portability, privacy and security by design, the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) will build the backbone necessary to create an integrated digital health infrastructure.

Health ID data privacy: Patients to be able to withdraw consent ‘any time’

August 27, 2020 12:53 am

Those processing the data, including health information providers and health information users, are expected to formulate and implement a “personal data breach management mechanism”.

$2.7bn by 2023, big players enter race for e-pharma pie

August 20, 2020 4:12 pm

In just the last one week, with Covid numbers yet to flatten across the world, the market saw two significant merger and acquisition deals — Reliance Retail picking up majority stake in Chennai-based e-pharmacy Netmeds, and PharmEasy moving to merge with smaller rival Medlife. And the launch of e-commerce giant Amazon’s online drug delivery services.

In absence of data law, existing policies to help guard health ID: Govt

August 19, 2020 7:29 am

In an interview to The Indian Express, Bhushan said the mission follows a “privacy by design” approach to ensure that standards followed to protect patient information and their privacy are “of the highest nature”.