wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

How health data is being collected as part of Bihar’s pilot program in tune with the NDHM

Residents in certain parts of Bihar will be issued health cards and smartwatches under the state government’s pilot.

Bihar has decided to take cues from the Indian government's proposed National Digital Health Mission and digitise the health records of residents at a local level. Starting from September 1, the Bihar government rolled out its health records digitisation pilot to various parts of Nalanda district in partnership with health-tech company eHealthSystems, according to a report by Hindustan Times. The digitised medical records hosted on eHealthSystems' software will reportedly be made accessible through a login ID and password. The NDHM - a multi-layered digital health infrastructure - was launched last year by the government, with expectations that it will lead to more teleconsultations and the creation of lifelong, electronic health records for all Indians. The union government has already enrolled over 11 crore people into its digital health mission, but it has also been criticised for not taking informed consent from citizens during the registration process. Bihar's pilot project signals yet another form of expansion of the health mission with other Indian states likely to follow suit. The Bihar government has already enrolled nearly 3,000 people into the pilot and targets 7,000 more. In the future, this data could be integrated into the database of the NDHM, according to the state authorities involved. In detail: How the pilot is being conducted MediaNama spoke to Swapnil Chitnis, Manager, Operations at eHealthSystems who is in charge of the project, as well as Dr. Ambarish Darak, director of eHealthSystems, to learn more about the initiative. How people are being enrolled: Free of cost,…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

I cover health technology for MediaNama but, really, love all things tech policy. Always willing to chat with a reader! Reach me at anushka@medianama.com

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ