23 Crore Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts Created So Far: Center

New Delhi:

Nearly 23 crores of Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) numbers, which are 14-digit health identifiers, have been created so far, with Andhra Pradesh generating the highest 3.21 crores, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Lok Sabha said on Friday.

In a written response to a question, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said that ABHA numbers can be generated for citizens of all age groups with KYC (know your customer) verification.

The ABHA number is a 14-digit identifier that allows users to save their health records and medical inquiries online. The data can be viewed and shared online by healthcare providers across the country.

Mr Pawar said the creation of the ABHA number is voluntary.

“As of July 15, 2022, a total of 22, 97, 64, 327 ABHA numbers have been created. The ABHA number can be populated into existing digital health interventions to create a longitudinal electronic health record (EHR) of the citizen Inclusion is one of the main design principles for all building blocks of ABDM (Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission),” she said.

The ABDM was launched by the government with the aim of establishing the national digital health ecosystem by creating an online platform, enabling the interoperability of health data to create a citizen EHR.

Three key ABDM registers – namely ABHA/Health ID, Health Professional Register (HPR), Health Facility Register (HFR) – and a digital infrastructure for data exchange are created to enable data interoperability across digital health platforms.

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