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DigiLocker integrates digital health records storage and links them to ABHA

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s authentic documents sharing platform, DigiLocker, has successfully finished the second stage of integration with the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). Vaccination records, doctor’s prescriptions, lab results, hospital discharge summaries, and other health documents may now be stored and accessed on the safe cloud-based storage platform of DigiLocker.

Prior to now, DigiLocker had finished level 1 integration with ABDM, adding the ability for its 13 crore users to create Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA). With this most recent connection, users can now utilise DigiLocker as a Personal Health Records (PHR) app. Additionally, ABHA holders can use DigiLocker to link their health records from other ABDM registered healthcare providers, including hospitals and labs.

Older health records can be scanned and uploaded by users to the app. Even ABDM-registered medical practitioners can access some of their records. Dr. RS Sharma, CEO of the National Health Authority (NHA), emphasised the benefit that users will receive from this integration when he remarked, “Under the ABDM, we are building an inter-operable health ecosystem.

Dr. RS Sharma, CEO of the National Health Authority (NHA), emphasised the benefit that users will receive from this integration when he remarked, “Under the ABDM, we are building an inter-operable health ecosystem. The different applications from both the public and private sectors partners integrating with ABDM are helping expand the reach of the scheme to more users and adding more functionalities. DigiLocker is a trusted and popular app to access authentic documents. Therefore, it is a significant development as users would now get to use it as a PHR app and get the benefits of paperless record keeping.”

Abhishek Singh, MD & CEO, Digital India Corporation, commented on the integration by saying, “We are proud to extend the benefits of ABDM to our 130 million registered users. The platform has already helped generate close to 85 thousand ABHA numbers. With the health locker integration, we’re positive that more people would be able to easily link and manage their health records digitally. DigiLocker aims to be the preferred health locker for ABHA users.” All DigiLocker registered users can now access the health locker services.

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