Why in news ?
In a bid to implement the Centre's flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat and other public healthcare programmes in the country,
NITI Aayog has prepared a blue print of the the National Health Stack (NHS).
What is National Health Stack (NHS) ?
National Health Stack (NHS), a shared digital healthcare infrastructure, proposed by NITI Aayog. The Stack will help in
implementation of Centre's flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat and other public healthcare programmes in the country.
NHS will make it possible to collect comprehensive healthcare data across the country and can be used by both
centre and states across public and private sectors.
Data collected and analysed by NHS will make it possible to detect fraud in health insurance, innovate
and build relevant services by policy makers and market players (NGOs, researchers, watchdog organisations) to fill the gaps.
In NHS, every participant can be uniquely identified using a virtual health ID, this will also make the
participant preserve their privacy when interacting with other users or stakeholders in the system.
The key components of the NHS includes electronic health registries, coverage and claims platform, digital
health ID cards, federated personal health records (PHR) framework and the National Health Analytics Framework.