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Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is the coming together of technological initiatives to enhance high quality healthcare across the nations. Analyse its potential and limitations to achieve interoperability within the digital health ecosystem.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

4. Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is the coming together of technological initiatives to enhance high quality healthcare across the nations. Analyse its potential and limitations to achieve interoperability within the digital health ecosystem. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy.

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question:

In a historic initiative, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the potential and limitations of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by writing about Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’s aims and objectives.

Body:

First, write about the various features of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission – seamless online platform, information and infrastructure services, interoperable, longitudinal health records of citizens and health ID for every citizen etc.

Next, write about the potential of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission – Accessibility, Quality healthcare, Reach, Benefits to hospitals etc.

Next, write about the limitations – privacy and security issues, awareness, role of private players etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward to ensure maximisation of potential while minimising the risks.