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Government plans to set-up National e-Health Authority

New Delhi: The government plans to set-up National e-Health Authority (NeHA) that would promote standardization of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and facilitate its exchange across facilities in a secured manner.

“The proposed National e-Health Authority (NeHA) would not be responsible for centralization of the medical history of the patients. Establishment of National e-Health Authority is at a concept stage, as of now and views/suggestions invited from various stakeholders have been received,” according to Union Health Minister J P Nadda.

“As per Concept Note, NeHA would promote standardization of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and facilitate its exchange across facilities in a secured manner,” Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

He further said that the health ministry is establishing National Medical College Network (NMCN) wherein 41 government medical colleges are being networked in the first phase riding over the National Knowledge Network (NKN) with the purpose of e-Education and e-Healthcare delivery.

One National Resource Centre and six Regional Resource Centres have been identified for promoting technologies like remote patient monitoring, the health minister added.

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