Dear Mr Sagar,
COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted all socio-economic aspects of our lives, while also inspiring promising innovations, particularly in digital healthcare models. From the telemedicine guidelines being announced by the government in March 2020 to the launch of national digital health ID in August 2020, we have already started to see the digital era in Indian healthcare take shape.
It is evident that just like the creation of shared digital infrastructure in the financial industry enabling UPI payments, the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), in the next few years, will catalyze a robust digital infrastructure for the Indian healthcare ecosystem.
We are pleased to share that FICCI, in partnership with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), has recently undertaken a study to layout the contours of theOpen Digital Health Ecosystem as envisioned in the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) announced by the honorable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi on 15th August 2020. The Report titled, “Leapfrogging to a Digital Healthcare System- Reimagining Care Delivery for Every Indian”, was released by Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India at the 14th FICCI HEAL (FICCI’s annual health conference), on 29th Sep 2020. The same is attached herewith, for your kind reference (Click here to download)
We are now at the cusp of the digital 3.0 era of Open Digital Ecosystems, that represents a fundamental change in the way the government can leverage technology for public healthcare delivery and enable private sector innovation. It entails creation of a shared public digital infrastructure that can be leveraged by both public and private players to deploy new solutions that enhance the end-user experience.
The report undertakes a collaborative approach to ensure that multiple perspectives across government bodies, private sector entities, developers, and the user community are brought to the forefront. It aims to drive active stakeholder discussions to help accelerate India’s journey towards a healthcare system that puts the patient at the center of all solutions and drives accessible, affordable and quality healthcare for all.
We look forward to working in collaboration for making the NDHM a success.
With best regards,
|Dr Alok Roy|
Chair, FICCI Health Services Committee
Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals
|Ms Shobha Mishra Ghosh|
Assistant Secretary General
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Industry’s Voice for Policy Change