Healthcare facilities are more than welcome to use proprietary EMR solutions as long as the following conditions are satisfied:
• Health care facility is registered as a HIP (Health Information Provider) with the Facility Registry.
• • Proprietary EMR solution needs to conform to Health Data Interchange specifications as specified by NDHM. The Health Data Interchange guidelines can be referred to here https:\\nrces.in\ndhm
•The proprietary EMR needs to be able to link with the Health ID portal to generate Health IDs for patients without a Health ID or to validate Health IDs of patients. For more information on how your software vendor can become compliant you could ask them to review the documentation on the NDHM sandbox and register to be able to test their application on the sandbox environment. The sandbox environment can be accessed here https://sandbox.ndhm.gov.in
NDHM has proposed to use the following Health Data standards:
During the initial phase of launch, NDHM is offering flexibility to facilities, to record data in a text format, so that digital records can be easily maintained. In addition, NDHM also provides tools to search and lookup functions for medical terminology, that also assist users to quickly and efficiently achieve complete compliance to specific standards.
Data once submitted cannot be updated or deleted. This is as per the nonrepudiation policy adopted by NDHM,
A patient’s clinical records will be automatically linked to their Health ID at the time of registration at a facility. Patients can search and view their records in a given facility, where they have an encounter registered, using a Personal Health Record application.
User ID’s for doctors and facilities will be stored in the DigiDoctor and the Facility Health Registry respectively. Please click on the link below or contact the NDHM helpline.
Link for FAQ of DigiDoctor: https://doctor.ndhm.gov.in
Link for FAQ of Health Facility Registry: https://facility.ndhm.gov.in
Link for FAQ of Health ID: https://healthid.ndhm.gov.in
NDHM Helpline Options: Toll Free Number (24/7): (1800-111-4477))
Please contact the NDHM help desk. You can choose any of the following options to contact
Toll Free Number (24/7):(1800-11-4477 / 14477)