NHM, Piramal Swasthya, and Cisco to launch digital health project in Assam

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The Indian National Health mission partners with IT giant Cisco and Non-profit organization Piramal Swasthya to digitize public health care in Assam.

The year kickstarted with a new digital health project in the Indian state of Assam. This digital health project aims to digitize public health care delivery.

The project will cover health and wellness centers and block primary health centers in Assam. It is also responsible for local district hospitals of Baksa, Barpeta, and Darrang.

The NHM, Primal Swasthya, and Cisco came together to introduce a project named Niramay. However, it will focus on consulting and diagnosing non-communicable diseases. This project will increase the quality of health data and patient experience. It will also cut the extra cost on health and be accessible to all.

The project is purely based on Ngo’s health technology platforms. AMRIT (Accessible Medical Records via Integrated Technology) will help in storing and creating EHRs. Every user will have a unique identification. It will help in the referral mechanism to digitize the digital health project.

Also, it will help in the collection of quality health data. It will provide assistance to authorities in evidence-based decision-making.

This digital health project will be a step forward in digitizing the health services in Assam.

The department’s Health and Family Welfare Principal Secretary Anurag Goel supported the project by quoting, “This project will work towards strengthening digital infrastructure to enable telemedicine interactions, rapid diagnostics, patient’s health records and data collection at the grass-root level in three aspirational districts in Assam”.

The vice president Hardeep Singh Bambrah also commented on this project: “With long term health data available on AMRIT, the platform allows beneficiaries to consult “any doctor at any given time and anywhere with complete medical history.”

Medical professionals can now access the volume of health data. They can also efficiently plan referrals and forecast potential disease outbreaks.

Lastly, the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission was also set at the same objective. It featured digital health IDs and a registry of doctors called Digi-Doctor. It will also bridge the gap between patients and doctors with this digital health project.

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