Over 1 million healthcare facilities have successfully joined the Healthcare Facility Registry

More than one lakh of government and private sector health facilities have been successfully onboarded to the Health Facility Registry (HFR) under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). This historic milestone paves the way for greater adoption of the digital health platform and services across the country.

The ABDM is the government’s flagship program implemented by the National Health Authority (NHA). The Health Facility Registry (HFR), being built as part of the ABDM, is a comprehensive repository of the country’s health facilities in modern and traditional medicine systems. It includes both public and private health facilities, including hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centers.

ABDM aims to create a seamless online platform that will enable interoperability within the digital health ecosystem. ABDM has developed interoperable building blocks and APIs (Application Programming Interface) to deliver a seamless digital healthcare experience to all stakeholders – healthcare institutions, patients and healthcare professionals. One of the main building blocks is the health facility register.

Elaborating on the importance of HFR, Dr. RS Sharma, CEO of the NHA, said – “Our goal is to create a trusted national platform where patients can easily obtain details of registered healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities across the country.We have seen enthusiastic participation from both public and private sector healthcare facilities that are now part of this national registry.Patients can easily search the ABDM network for facilities registered in different registration systems. medicine such as Modern Medicine (Allopathy), Ayurveda, Dentistry, Homeopathy, Physiotherapy, Unani, Siddha or Sowa Rigpa.Similarly we have ABHA numbers for patients and registry of medical professionals. (HPR) for professionals like doctors, nurses and paramedics.These national registries will help make quality health care accessible. sible and affordable for all.

Registration in HFR helps list healthcare facilities on a national trusted platform and allows healthcare facilities to connect to India’s digital health ecosystem through ABDM-compliant software solutions. This will help citizens searching for health services by improving the discovery of health facilities through the soon to be launched unified health interface. Institutions can register through https://facility.abdm.gov.in/ or through various integrators such as health technology players.

Of the verified facilities, approximately 97% are in the public sector. The largest number of verified health facilities are in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Assam. More details on institutions verified/registered under the HFR based on ownership (public or private), systems of medicine, and state/UT performance are available on the public ABDM dashboard https:/ /dashboard.abdm.gov.in/abdm/. The graphs show daily, monthly and cumulative trends in the progress of this register at the national level.

Each healthcare facility in the registry has a unique identifier, which is used to map the facility in the ABDM ecosystem and provide comprehensive data on all private and public healthcare facilities in the country. This unique identifier may be used (via consented access) by other entities such as ABDM compliant software solutions to identify the installation, retrieve and use the required installation data for the required purposes.

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