Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an Update on Digital Healthcare Mechanism. Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission supports the integration of digital health infrastructure through various applications such as ABHA app, Aarogya Setu app. Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission provides for assisted & offline mode for creation of Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) for areas with limited internet connectivity or hardware or both. Various application such as ABHA app, Aarogya Setu app are multi-lingual and intuitive to use, with a view to address the lack of digital literacy.
Health Data Management Policy (HDM Policy) was released on 14th December 2020 by the Union Ministry of Health as a guidance document highlighting minimum standards for privacy and data protection to be followed by the participants/stakeholders of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) ecosystem. Health Data Management Policy specifies that no data shall be shared with any other entity without consent of the individual.