NHA issues hardware guidelines for effective implementation of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

NHA issues hardware guidelines for healthcare institutions at State/ UT level to facilitate effective implementation of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

The National Health Authority (NHA) issued hardware guidelines across States and Union Territories for healthcare institutions like hospitals, clinics and health and wellness centres 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).

The guidelines on the IT hardware specifications to support this ecosystem is available at https://abdm.gov.in:8081/uploads/Hardware_Guidelines_ABDM_e162cf7a7b.pdf. 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 is suggestive and recommendatory in nature. States/UTs and the health facilities have the flexibility to modify these guidelines based on local requirements and circumstances.

Source: Posted On: 22 AUG 2022 4:17PM by PIB Delhi
source link: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1853603

NHA Joins hands with QCI to Accredit ABDM Compliant Healthcare Solutions

National Health Authority (NHA) joins hands with Quality Council of India (QCI) to accredit ABDM compliant healthcare solutions like HMIS/LMIS

The National Health Authority (NHA) has onboarded the Quality Council of India (QCI) for six months to accredit and rate HMIS (Health Management Information System)/ LMIS (Laboratory Information Management System) solutions that have integrated with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

NABH will undertake the responsibility of accrediting and rating the ABDM compliant solutions on various parameters, including ease of usage, user interface, pricing, number of modules/features and value for money/pricing so that prospective purchasers may get credible information.

The purpose of this initiative is to encourage innovations by streamlining delivery of health tech services in a significant way. To develop a framework to ensure that ABDM compliant digital healthcare solutions are accredited and rated and to adequate information is available to consumers for choosing one solution over another.

Accredited health tech solutions will help healthcare organizations manage their patient journeys and business more methodically in accordance with ABDM standards. And ultimately, this initiative will help the citizens of India get better and more timely healthcare and help India become one of the leaders in digitization of healthcare in the world”

This accreditation exercise will be conducted in a phased manner. Phase I shall focus on accreditation and rating of HMIS solutions successfully integrated with ABDM. Subsequent phases shall include other subjective parameters and other categories of healthcare solutions like LMIS, Health Lockers, Health Tech,PHR (Personal Health Records) apps etc.

Source : Posted On: 04 AUG 2022 6:12PM by PIB Delhi

AB PM-JAY Announcement

Hospital Empanelment Module (HEM)-Diagnostic Center Registration under AB PM-JAY – Announcement from NHA

Guidelines on Process of Registration for Diagnostic Centres
AB PM-JAY has been empanelling hospitals till now. Whatever services were required for providing the care to patients had to be provided by the hospital – either in-house or through outsourcing. With the advent of Corona pandemic and foreseeing the requirement an important step in the diagnosis of the ailment, a need was felt to expand the testing capacity for the benefit of AB PMJAY beneficiaries, hence the packages for diagnostics testing are been notified by NHA. Also. after the request of industry NHA has decided to start registration of the diagnostic centers (Laboratory & Radiology). NHA has developed the module to register the diagnostic centers.

The following are the requirements for registration of the diagnostic (Laboratory & Radiology) center

Licenses/ Certificates:
i. Diagnostic Centre Registration Certificate as per state/UTs laws
ii. NABH certificate
iii. NABL certificate (as applicable)
iv. AERB Registration & License
v. PCPNDT Certificate (If applicable)
vi. CGHS/ECHS empanelment document
vii. Government Hospital Diagnostic Centre
a) Declaration on letter of appropriate authority/head of institution (Medical Superintendent or dean)

Process for Application:

  1. The centers can apply through HEM platform for registration with AB PM-JAY.
  2. Every center willing to get registered will need to visit the web portal, https://hospitals.pmjay.gov.in create an account for themselves.
  3. Once the login ID is created, center shall apply for registration through an online application form on the web portal link available on https://hospitals.pmjay.gov.in
  4. All the required information and documents will need to be uploaded and submitted by diagnostic center through the web portal.
  5. After registering on the web-portal, the center user will be able to check the status of their application.

Download the full document for more information from the link below :

Hospital Empanelment Module(HEM)-Diagnostic Center Registration under AB PM-JAY .
NHA has released a Self Help Guide for Hospitals to complete the empanelment processes.

Guide comprises of the following information :

❖ Account Creation
❖ Diagnostic Center Basic Information
❖ Financial Details
❖ Specialties Offered
❖ Investigations
❖ List of Hospitals
❖ Licenses and Certificate
❖ Check Eligibility and Submit

Before submitting the registration request, the authorized diagnostic center representative has to create an account through which detailed information will be submitted. The steps for creating the account are given in the Self Help Guide created by NHA which is shared below for reference.


Download the Self Help Guide for the Empanelment Process.

Source : https://pmjay.gov.in/resources/documents