Digital Health Incentives Scheme

2023 AUG 10

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Why in news?

  • National Health Authority (NHA) has announced an extension of its Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS) under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
  • The DHIS, offering incentives of up to Rs. 4 crores, has been extended till December 31, 2023.

What is the Digital Health Incentives Scheme?

  • Under the Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS), hospitals, diagnostic labs, and digital health solution providers are incentivized to embrace transformative digitization practices.
  • The scheme operates with the goal of fostering a digitally inclusive healthcare ecosystem that aligns with the larger vision of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.


  • Health facilities (hospitals, diagnostic labs) and registered Digital Solution Companies (DSCs) under ABDM's Health Facility Registry (HFR) are eligible to participate in the scheme.

Incentive Calculation:

  • The financial incentives are based on the number of digital health records created and linked to Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) numbers of patients.

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With reference to ‘Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, ’consider the following statements:

1. It is implemented by the National Health Authority (NHA) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

2. It ensures national portability in the provision of health services

3. It provides a digital Health ID to every citizen which will contain their health records

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3