DIGITAL HEALTH INCENTIVES SCHEME (DHIS)

Context: 

The National Health Authority (NHA) announces the extension of its Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS) under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) till December 2023.
Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS):

  • The DHIS was launched as part of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.
  • The scheme proved to be a significant catalyst in promoting the adoption of digital health technologies and practices in healthcare delivery across the country.
  • The incentives under this scheme would be provided to hospitals and diagnostic labs and also to the providers of digital health solutions such as Hospital/ Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) and Laboratory Management Information Systems (LMIS).
  • The National Health Authority (NHA) is implementing Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) to create a digital health ecosystem for the country.

Important points

Incentives would be provided to the following entities:

  1. Health Facilities having 10 or more beds
  2. Laboratory/radiology diagnostics centers
  3. Digital Solution Companies (entities providing ABDM-enabled digital solutions)

The incentives shall be provided based on the number of ABHA-linked transactions i.e., the digital health records created and linked to Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA).

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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