New Delhi, May 24: The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) announced the launch of an updated Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile app.
The ABHA app, previously known as National Digital Health Mission' Health Records app is now available for download from the Google Play Store. It already has over 4 lakh downloads.
The revamped version of the ABHA app has a new User Interface (UI) and more functionalities that enable individuals to access their health records anytime and anywhere, as per a release by the Union Health Ministry.
Existing ABHA app users can also update to the most recent app version. The ABHA mobile application allows users to create an ABHA address, a username that can be linked to a 14-digit randomly generated ABHA number.
Users can also link their health records created at ABDM-compliant health facilities and access them on their smartphones using the mobile application. After an individual's consent, the application also allows self-uploading of physical health records in ABDM compliant health lockers, as well as sharing of digital health records such as diagnostic reports, prescriptions, Co-WIN vaccination certificates, and so on.
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Moreover, ABHA mobile application has new functionalities such as edit profile, link and unlink ABHA number (14 digit) with ABHA address. Other features 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 will also be available soon.
Talking about the ABHA mobile app, Dr RS Sharma, the CEO of the 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 digitization of data exchange will ensure better clinical decision making and continuum of care."