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NHA revamps Ayushman Bharat Health Account for better clinical decision making

24 May 2022 | News

The revamped mobile application offers added functionalities and a new User Interface (UI) for improved usability

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Image Credit: Shutterstock

The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has announced the launch of a revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile application.


The ABHA app, previously known as the NDHM Health Records app is available for download from the Google Play Store and already has over four lakh downloads. The updated version of the ABHA app has a new User Interface (UI) and added functionalities that enable individuals to access their health records anytime and anywhere. Existing ABHA app users can also update their previous app versions to the latest one.


In addition to this, ABHA mobile application has new functionalities such as editing profiles, and links and unlinking ABHA numbers (14 digits) with ABHA addresses. Other functionalities such as Login via face authentication/ fingerprint/ biometric and the ability to scan QR codes at the counter of the ABDM compliant facility for express registration shall also be released soon.


Dr RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (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. It will enable them to save their health history on a single platform and access or share their health records anytime and anywhere without the worry of losing them. This digitisation of data exchange will ensure better clinical decision making and continuum of care.”


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