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Digital Health Incentives Scheme

  • Published
    5th Aug, 2023

The National Health Authority (NHA)has announced extension of its Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS) under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) till December 31, 2023.

  • The DHIS was launched on January 1, 2023 and was operational from April 2023.

About Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS):

  • Under the DHIS, incentives are provided to hospitals and diagnostic labs and to the providers of digital health solutions such as Hospital/ Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Laboratory Management Information System (LMIS) for adopting and enabling transformative digitization under the ABDM.
  • Under the DHIS, the eligible health facilities and digital solutions companies shall be able to earn financial incentives of up to 4 crore based on the number of digital health records created and linked to ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) numbers of the patients.
  • Who all are eligible?
    • All Health facilities like Clinics, Nursing Homes & Hospitals.
    • Laboratory/Radiology diagnostics centres.
    • Entities providing ABDM enabled digital solutions (Digital Solution Companies).
  • It is anticipated that the DHIS advantages offered to the DSCs will contribute to cost reduction or will be transmitted further to the relevant healthcare facilities to pay their digitisation costs, etc.
  • Digital Solution Companies (DSCs) will be given an incentive of 25% of the incentive amount received by the eligible health facilities using their digital solutions.
  • For the ABHA linked transactions done by facilities not eligible for direct incentives (Clinics/ Small Hospitals/ Health Lockers/ Teleconsultation Platforms etc.), an incentive would be provided to Digital Solution Companies.

Benefits of the scheme:

  • Earn incentives for Digitization: Reimburse the expenses incurred for digitization to all the participating healthcare facilities, Digital Solution Companies.
  • Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery: Seamless access to patient's longitudinal health records; Removes hassles in the healthcare process (registration, appointment, consultation, IPD admission, discharge, etc.)
  • Building a Robust Digital Health Ecosystem: Building a robust digital health ecosystem across different levels of healthcare facilities.
  • Improved Quality of Care: Evidence based, accessible, and good quality care. Patient's ease of access to digitized health records and improved healthcare delivery.
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