Shri Abhishek Kumar


Director IT – National Health Authority (NHA), (IRS-2006)

In his current role, he is responsible to drive & strengthen the accessibility and equity of health services, including continuum of care with citizens as the owner of data, in a holistic healthcare programme approach leveraging IT & associated technologies and support the existing health systems in a ‘citizen centric’ approach.

His further responsibilities include:

– To establish state-of-the-art digital health systems, for managing the core digital health data, and the infrastructure required for its seamless exchange

– To establish registries at appropriate level to create single source of truth in respect of clinical establishments, healthcare professionals, health workers, drugs and pharmacies

– To enforce adoption of open standards by all national digital health stakeholders

– To create a system of personal health records, based on international standards, easily accessible to individuals and healthcare professionals and services providers, based on individual’s informed consent

– To promote development of enterprise-class health application systems with a special focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Health

– To adopt the best principles of cooperative federalism, while working with the States and Union Territories for the realization of the vision

– To ensure that the healthcare institutions and professionals in the private sector participate actively with public health authorities in the building of the NDHM, through a combination of prescription and promotion

– To ensure national portability in the provision of health services

– To promote the use of clinical decision support (CDS) systems by health professionals and practitioners

– To promote a better management of the health sector leveraging health data analytics and medical research

– To provide for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of governance at all levels

– To support effective steps being taken for ensuring quality of healthcare

– To strengthen existing health information systems, by ensuring their conformity with the defined standards and integration with the proposed NDHM.

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Shri Abhishek Kumar