Practo, Apollo Hospitals, Jio's HealthHub app, and Paytm are among the private tech (and healthcare) entities that have been integrated with the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, according to a press release issued by the National Health Authority (NHA) on February 8. It means that these entities can now provide their services through the multi-tiered, national digital health system. Multiple government entities have also been integrated like the CoWIN platform, ANM AP HEALTH app for the Andhra Pradesh Medical Staff, EHR by Andhra Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Department, Beneficiary Identification System (BIS) of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) by the NHA, etc. In total, 27 such entities have been integrated with the ABDM, as per the press release. The ABDM deals with the sensitive health data of citizens which, if abused, may lead to discrimination and psychological harms; the…
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