Digital health company API Holdings’ EMR platform Docon Technologies has received government approval to integrate with Ayush Bharat Health Account, the health identification component of the Ayush Bharat Digital Mission.

Docon helps digitize healthcare practices by enabling the delivery of care through virtual clinics. It offers a patient health record management system that enables better diagnosis. Thanks to its typeless interface and its learning algorithms, it is able to quickly generate a prescription. The company also does home delivery of medications and diagnostics in partnership with digital pharmacies and diagnostics providers.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

The digital clinic is among the first providers in the country to adopt and activate the government’s ABHA. Health ID is a way for patients to create their digital health records and access that data and share it with their healthcare providers and payers. It also allows them to receive digital lab reports, prescriptions, and diagnoses from verified medical professionals.

The ABHA ultimately enables doctors and patients to connect seamlessly within India’s digital health ecosystem.

“Just as UPI (unified payment interface) and online payments have changed the way consumers transact, Docon, compatible with health ID, will change the way doctors and patients interact, providing physicians with in-depth health history and understanding of patients, enabling them to deliver the best patient outcome,” said Akash Valia, Head of Docon, about their platform integration with ABHA.

THE WIDER CONTEXT

In August, the government launched the ABDM, which aims to build the digital infrastructure of the Indian healthcare system. This digital ecosystem includes the following: digital health ID, physician registry, health facility registry, personal health record, and electronic health record.

Earlier this month, the National Health Authority announced that it would proceed with the development of the Unified Health Interface (UHI), an open network for interoperable digital health services. A core component of ABDM, UHI will adopt an open protocol to ensure interoperability.