Decentralised Health Protocol to form the core of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’s Unified Health Interface
Following the Consultation Paper published on July 23, 2021 and the Public Webinar conducted on August 04, 2021, the National Health Authority (NHA) is proceeding with the development of the Unified Health Interface (UHI), an open network for interoperable digital health services. UHI will be a core component of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) and NHA intends to adopt an Open Protocol to ensure interoperability. During the UHI Consultation process, several inputs on technical and functional design were received from the public, following which a decision has been taken that Decentralised Health Protocol (DHP) will be adopted as core protocols of UHI.
Decentralised Health Protocol (DHP) is an Open Protocol which is being developed and improved by a community of contributors with the objective to bring interoperability in digital health service delivery. UHI will adopt major versions of DHPs developed by the community, to enable interoperable digital health services as a part of the ABDM network.
NHA welcomes developers and contributors interested in UHI to join the DHP Community. The DHP community is open for all and interested stakeholders are encouraged to contribute, review and provide feedback on these protocols, which are currently under development.