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Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS)

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 Source: PIB

 Context: The National Health Authority (NHA) has extended its Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS) under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) until December 31, 2023.

 

What is Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS)?

The Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS) offers financial incentives to hospitals, diagnostic labs, and digital health solution providers for adopting and enabling digital health technologies and practices.

Amount: They can earn financial incentives of up to Rs 4 crores based on the number of digital health records created and linked to ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) numbers of patients.

Aim: The scheme aims to promote the creation and linkage of digital health records to Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) numbers of patients.

 

Significance: These incentives are intended to encourage the adoption of transformative digitization in healthcare delivery and contribute to building a digitally empowered healthcare ecosystem.

 

About NHA 

The National Health Authority (founded in 2018) is an attached office of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. It is responsible for implementing India’s flagship public health insurance/assurance scheme Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.