Srinagar: The health care facilities in Jammu and Kashmir have got another fillip as scan and share OPD registration facilities have started at five tertiary care hospitals.
A top health official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that scan and share OPD registration facilities have been started at five healthcare institutions so far while the department is planning to start such facilities at more healthcare facilities in coming weeks.
He said that the QR code-based rapid OPD registration service is being implemented by the National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
This facility is ensuring quick and queue less registration of the patients and saving time of patients as well, he said.
He said that the patients can scan the QR code using any health application of their choice (such as ABHA, Aarogya Setu, EkaCare) and share their ABHA profile (demographic information like name, age, gender, and ABHA number) with the Health Management Information system (HMIS) of the hospital.
“This enables paperless registration and thereby instant token generation. The patient saves time and the health facility is able to optimise the need of resources deployed for registration,” he said.
“The patient’s health records also get digitally linked to their ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) which they can manage and access from their phone anytime anywhere,” He added.
“With increased adoption, patient registrations can be made effortless, seamless and accurate. Our focus is to work closely with the stakeholders to maximise the impact of ABDM-enabled digital health services,” he said.
Managing Director National Health Mission Ayushi Sudan who is holding charge of Chief Executive Officer, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna told KNO said that scan and share facilities are available at five hospitals viz-a-viz GMC Jammu, SMGS Jammu, Gandy Nagar Hospital Jammu, SMHS Srinagar and LD hospital Srinagar.
“Several more are in the pipeline and we shall be including all tertiary care hospitals and District hospitals where such facilities will be made available,” Sudan said.
She said that it is expected to pick up in the future.
“In SMHS Srinagar, we have the best response so far. We believe it will pick up once more and more people are made aware about the Scan and Share facility,” she said—(KNO)
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