New Delhi: The secure cloud-based storage platform of DigiLocker, the documents exchange platform under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, can now be used as a Personal Health Records (PHR) app.
Following a successful second-level integration with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), DigiLocker can now also be used as a health locker for storing and accessing health records such as vaccination records, doctor prescriptions, lab reports, and hospital discharge summaries, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated today.
The integration also now allows ABHA holders to link their health records from different ABDM-registered health facilities like hospitals and labs and access them via DigiLocker. Users can also scan and upload their old health records on the app. Further, they can share selected records with ABDM-registered healthcare professionals.
Highlighting the advantage this integration has for the users, Dr RS Sharma, CEO of the National Health Authority (NHA), said – “Under the ABDM, we are building an inter-operable health ecosystem. The different applications from both the public and private sector 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.”
DigiLocker had earlier completed level 1 integration with ABDM wherein the platform had added ABHA or Ayushman Bharat Health Account creation facility for its 13 crore users.
Speaking about the integration, Abhishek Singh, MD & CEO, Digital India Corporation said – “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.”
The health locker services are now available to all registered users of DigiLocker, the Ministry stated.
– global bihari bureau