NEW DELHI : The Indian government is set to launch a curriculum focused on digital health for medical professionals, aiming to bridge the gap between healthcare and technology.
In a first, the National Health Authority (NHA) has proposed to introduce an M.Sc programme in digital health. Considering that healthcare professionals play an important role in facilitating digitization of the healthcare ecosystem in India, the initiative holds significant promise.
The government’s flagship scheme, the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) which aims to create a national digital health ecosystem through digital innovations, will develop the back-end infrastructure to support the integrated digital health infrastructure.
Under ABDM, 212,553 health facilities have been verified, 198,899 medical professionals registered, and 40.9 million health IDs have been generated. “There is a need for a skilled workforce to bridge the interface between health and technology.