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National Health Authority launched the 100 Microsites Project to accelerate digital health adoption across the country

The National Health Authority (NHA) launched the 100 Microsites Project under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in an effort to encourage the adoption of digital health and hence increase access to healthcare for all. In the context of ABDM, a microsite is a collection of all small- and medium-sized clinics, nursing homes, hospitals (preferably with less than 10 beds), labs, pharmacies, and other healthcare institutions that are ABDM-enabled and provide patients with digital health services. These Microsites will be created all over the country in different states and UTs, with State Mission Directors of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission handling the majority of the implementation while the National Health Authority handles the funding and overall guidance.

The Microsites are aimed to establish a small ecosystem where the ABDM is fully adopted and the entire patient journey is digitized within a particular geographic area. The State/UT may leverage a development partner and an interfacing agency for setting up and managing the microsite. All healthcare facilities and professionals working in various medical systems, particularly private-sector ones, must register in ABDM modules like the Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and the Health Facility Registry (HFR) before installing ABDM-enabled applications. By having their health data connected to their ABHA, patients who visit these facilities will also become a member of ABDM. They will then have access to these records via mobile phone applications like the ABHA App and Aarogya Setu, among others.

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