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Summary: National Digital Health Blueprint proposes new body for digital health mission, health data exchanges and registries

In July 2018, the NITI Aayog released a proposal document, National Health Stack (NHS), seeking public comments on it. After consultation, a committee was formed to create an implementation framework for NHS. It was chaired by former MeitY secretary and former UIDAI Chairman J. Satyanarayana. The committee submitted its report the 'National Digital Health Blueprint Report (NDHB)' to the Ministry of Health on April 24, 2019. This report was placed in the public domain on July 15, 2019, a year after the NHS document was first floated. Comments to the blueprint are now closed; the last date for submission was August 4. The Ministry of Health is holding an open public consultation on the document on August 6 in New Delhi. Here's a complete summary of the blueprint: 1. The committee and its members The committee was chaired by J. Satyanarayana, former UIDAI Chairman and former MeitY secretary, its other members were: Director of eHealth, Ministry of Health, Convenor Sanjeeva Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health Special Chief Secretary for Health, Government of Andhra Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary for Health, Government of Madhya Pradesh M. S. Rao, lAS, President & CEO, National e-Governance Division Alok Kumar, Advisor for Health, NlTl Aayog Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary for eHealth, Ministry of Health Nominee of Secretary, MeitY Nominee of CEO, National Health Agency, Ministry of Health Dr. Neeta Verma, Director-General, National Informatics Centre Gaur Sunder, Joint Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune Dr Pallab Saha, Chief Architect, The Open Group…

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