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PPP in digital health solutions can catalyse Ayushman Bharat: Commerce Secretary


is well positioned to offer exemplary digital solutions through public private partnerships, especially when it has launched the world's largest programme Ayushman Bharat, a said on Thursday.

However, this will be possible only with accountable and outcome-oriented models of engagement, said Anup Wadhawan, at the He was addressing a roundtable organised by industry body FICCI.

Wadhawan said PPPs in digital have already started addressing many key challenges. Thus a platform must be established to continue engagement between the government and the private sector while keeping patients at the centre of such discussions.

The PPP models should aim at harnessing the strengths and equitably distribute risks of the partners, said Wadhawan. The government has acknowledged information as one of the key dimensions of Several initiatives have been launched including notification of electronic health records, (NeHA), Integrated Health Information Programme (IHIP) and National Health Stack (NHS).

Lav Agarwal, Joint at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, urged the private sector to establish a platform where promising innovations in digital health can be showcased for adoption as PPPs.

The roundtable brought together about 35 experts representing leading hospital groups, diagnostic labs, companies, IT companies and health insurers.


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First Published: Thu, February 28 2019. 14:42 IST