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UPI-like digital healthcare interface to go live this week

UHI has the potential to transform India’s health ecosystem with interoperability of health services

UPI-like digital healthcare interface to go live this week
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Mumbai: United Health Interface (UHI), which has the potential to transform India's health ecosystem with interoperability of health services, will go live this week. It was revealed by Dr RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA) in an event.

"UHI will go live this week. We are putting UHI as a platform and inviting the entire community to contribute with their feedback. We are working on it very fast and I believe we will be as successful as UPI (United Payments Interface). UHI is in line with UPI. UPI is a language of money transfer, similarly, UHI is a set of protocols, which is going to create a language of health service delivery," Dr Sharma said at the 16th edition of India Digital Summit 2022, organised by IAMAI.

Talking about the Cowin platform, he said that it was a path-breaker and India has shown to the world that "we don't have much legacy system and that is a great advantage for us and we will be able to provide interoperable, frugal, speedy scalable system which will ensure that we can leverage digital health technology to a large extent."

He highlighted that public-private partnership is necessary to ensure a robust healthcare system. He also mentioned that the current bottleneck is the digitisation of health records for which we need to ensure that it becomes easy for doctors to inculcate digital habits.

Dr Sharma hinted that a number of tools will be developed in the near future which will make it easy for doctors to go digital and productive. When healthcare converges with digitisation, he said, three parameters will improve, Access, Affordability, and Qualit He further said, India has 600 million-plus smartphones and cheapest internet in the world.

Kumud Das
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