e-Health India

To take up digital India initiate ahead, MoHFW has started various e-Gov initiatives in Health care sectors in India, the division is named as eHealth division. e-Health is broadly defined as the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in health. It will make a world of difference in India, where mobile technologies have been penetrating at rapid rate. As India has a strong presence in IT, whose contribution is approximately 8 percent to the GDP. The integrated health information system which serves the needs of all stake-holders.

The eHealth initiatives has a vision to delivery better health outcomes in terms of

  •  access,
  •  quality,
  •  affordability,
  •  lowering of disease burden and
  •  efficient monitoring of health entitlements to citizens

The scope of these initiatives are to make all medical facilities available all time from any part of the world through Web services, mobile services, SMS or Call center services. Broadly the intent to cover Online medical consultation, Online medical records, Online medicine supply management and Pan-India exchange for patient information but not limited to the said.


The National Health Policy, 2017 envisage Digital Health Technology Ecosystem as:

• Integrated health information system

a) Inter-operable Electronic Health Record

b) Federated health information architecture

c) Promotion of Tele-consultation, Tele-education, Tele-CME

Setting up of National Digital Health Authority  







  • PUBLISHED DATE : May 29, 2017
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Jun 05, 2017


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