Hardware Guidelines for State and Health Institutions
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The National Health Authority (NHA) issued hardware guidelines across States and Union Territories for healthcare institutions like hospitals, clinics, and health, and wellness centers to promote digitization in hospitals. The guidelines provide a basic framework to States/UTs for planning, assessment, and procurement of the IT hardware (including IT specifications of various hardware equipment) to operate applications compliant with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
ABDM will simplify the processes and increase ease of living by connecting the digital health solutions of hospitals and other health facilities across the country with each other. The digital ecosystem will also enable a host of other facilities like teleconsultation, paper-less health records, QR code-based OPD registrations, etc.
Hardware Guidelines for State and Health Institutions PDF – BY NHA
- The first step toward ABDM implementation is the digitization of hospitals. Several States and UTs expressed the need for some guidelines that give them an overview of the IT infrastructure requirements based on the health facility size. The hardware guidelines issued by NHA will help the states/ UTs in assessing the requirement and facilitate the adoption of ABDM in their healthcare institutions.
- The digitization of health records will ensure that old medical records of patients cannot get lost and are accessible to them anytime anywhere. Ensuring the necessary IT infrastructure and implementation of Hospital Information Management Systems across health facilities at the State/UT level will play a pivotal role in the creation and exchange of digital health records across the ecosystem.
- The document will help the States/ UTs in assessing the hardware requirements while planning and procurement of IT assets for healthcare institutions of all scales. The guidelines published by NHA are suggestive and recommendatory in nature. States/UTs and health facilities have the flexibility to modify these guidelines based on local requirements and circumstances.
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