Delhi, Dec 20: The
National Health Authority (NHA) has released a consultation paper on
‘Operationalising Unified Health Interface (UHI) in India’ that outlines the
market rules that will govern the UHI Network. UHI is envisioned as a
foundational layer of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) and aims to
enable interoperability in health services in India through open protocols.
paper focuses on the different elements of UHI and the market rules that will
govern them. These include guidelines that will govern the way search &
discovery will take place in a fair and transparent manner, payment &
settlement processes, rules around cancellation & rescheduling, grievance
redressal mechanism, and more. Each section has specific open questions where
feedback from stakeholders is sought. Comments from the public are invited to
ensure that the UHI Network is designed and operationalised in a collaborative
and consultative manner.
about the importance of this consultation paper, Dr. R. S. Sharma, CEO,
National Health Authority, said, “Unified Health Interface will enable
interoperability of health services in India. Since the development of UHI
involves several stakeholders, it is important to clearly define how different
elements will be operationalised in a fair, efficient and transparent manner.
We urge the stakeholders to share their valued comments and play a role in
shaping India’s digital healthcare ecosystem. This stakeholder participation
can help avoid roadblocks in implementation, and help make adoption faster and
Full text of
the consultation paper is available for download on ABDM’s website at https://abdm.gov.in/publications.
Comments and feedback can be submitted at - https://abdm.gov.in/operationalising-uhi-consultation-form till
Friday, 13th January 2023.