DigiLocker users can now link their health information to their Ayushman Bharat (ABHA) health account
Ayushman Bharat’s digital mission and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s true document sharing platform, DigiLocker, has successfully integrated into the second level (ABDM). Health documents such as immunization records, doctors’ prescriptions, lab results, hospital discharge summaries, etc. can now be stored and accessed on DigiLocker’s secure cloud-based storage platform.
Previously, DigiLocker completed Level 1 integration with ABDM, adding the ability for its 13 crore users to create Ayushman Bharat Health accounts. Users will be able to use DigiLocker as a Personal Health Records (PHR) application with the latest integration. Additionally, ABHA holders have access to their linked health records from various ABDM-registered healthcare facilities, including hospitals and laboratories, via DigiLocker. The software allows users to scan and download old copies of their medical information. They can also share specific files with medical specialists registered with the ABDM.
Highlighting the benefit of this integration for users, Dr. RS Sharma, CEO of the National Health Authority (NHA), said: “As part of ABDM, we are building an interoperable health ecosystem. The various apps from public and private sector partners that integrate with ABDM help extend the reach of the program to more users and add more functionality. DigiLocker is a reliable and popular application for accessing genuine documents. Hence, this is an important development as users could now use it as a PHR application and experience the benefits of paperless record keeping.
Shri Abhishek Singh, MD and CEO, Digital India Corporation, commented on the integration saying, “We are proud to extend the benefits of ABDM to our 130 million registered users. The platform has already generated nearly 85,000 ABHA numbers. With the integration of the medical record, we believe that more people could easily digitally link and manage their medical records. DigiLocker aims to be the preferred health locker for ABHA users. »
All registered DigiLocker users can now access health locker services.