It allows users to create their Living India Health accounts and link their existing health records to the health ID system.
The National Health Authority of India signed the integration of DRiefcase mobile app for personal health records with Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission.
DRiefcase is positioned as a "health locker" app where users can store and access their medical records. It also offers an at-home scanning service that digitizes users' paper health records. In addition to the patient-oriented app, it also offers DRiefcase Connect, a practice management platform for doctors, polyclinics and small hospitals.
The DRiefcase app is available on the Apple app and Google Play Store.
Why is this important?
First of the personal health records platform to enable ABDM, DRiefcase now allows its users to create their India Lifetime Health Account (ABHA), state approved health ID and share their health data with healthcare providers with their consent. Users can link their existing health records to their ABHA from DRiefcase.
DRiefcase's merger with ABDM followed EMR platform Docon's merger with similar government agencies last week. Docon runs virtual clinics with AI-enabled patient health record management systems.
The creation of ABHA, which started in 2020, is not mandatory in India. For those who have created their Health ID, this system also has the option to unsubscribe. By the end of 2021, around 150 million people had created their ABHA.
"Digital technology will be a springboard to jump into India's integrated health care ecosystem that provides quality care, excellent patient experience, fast insurance processing and ultimately universal health coverage. Our vision is to close the information gap that is holding back the potential of our healthcare sector," said Sohit Kapoor, Director and Founder of DRiefcase.