The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) on Tuesday announced the launch of a revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile application.
Speaking about the ABHA application, Dr R.S. Sharma, CEO of NHA said, "The ABHA app will be instrumental in helping citizens to create their longitudinal health records. The patients can access their health records with the help of their ABHA address in seconds which will empower them in many ways".
Sharma said that it will also help patients in saving their health history on a single platform and access or share their health records anytime and anywhere without the worry of losing them. This digitization of data exchange will ensure better clinical decision making and care, he added.
The ABHA mobile application enables individuals to create an ABHA digital address with an easy to remember username that can be linked with the 14 digit randomly generated ABHA number. The mobile application also allows users to link their health records created at an ABDM compliant health facility and view them on their smartphones.
The application also allows self-uploading of physical health records in the ABDM compliant health lockers along with sharing of digital health records such as diagnostic reports, prescriptions, CoWIN vaccination certificate etc. after the consent of an individual through the ABDM network.
In addition to this, ABHA has new functionalities such as edit profile, link and unlink ABHA number (14 digits) with ABHA address. Other functionalities such as Login via face authentication, fingerprint, biometric and ability to scan QR code at the counter of the ABDM compliant facility for express registration shall also be released soon, the NHA said in a statement.