Health ID Card

Health ID

Health ID is a hassle-free method of accessing and sharing your health records digitally. It enables your interaction with participating healthcare providers, and allows you to receive your digital lab reports, prescriptions and diagnosis seamlessly from verified healthcare professionals and health service providers.

The digital health ID is a randomly generated 14-digit number that serves three purposes: unique authentication, authentication, and threading of the beneficiary’s health records.

This record will only be accessible with the informed consent of the beneficiary across multiple systems and stakeholders.

What are Personal Health Records (PHR)?

The person with the Health ID also needs to set up a Personal Health Records (PHR) address for consent management and for sharing of health records in the future.

PHR is a simple version of a self-declared username that allows the beneficiary to sign the Information Exchange and Consent Manager (HIE-CM). HIE-CM is an application that deals with the sharing and linking of health records.

The health ID needs to be linked to a consent manager to enable the sharing of the date of health records for the user. Currently, the person can use the health ID to sign up for the HIE-CM where multiple consent managers are available for patients in the year ahead.

Are personal health records secured?

According to NHA, the ABDM doesn’t store any health records related to the beneficiary. Based on the retention policies of the information on the ABDM network, it is with the encryption mechanism which is allowed only with the consent of the beneficiary.

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