NHA Posts Decentralized Health Protocol (DHP) on Github platform asks private players to commit
New Delhi: Taking a step towards digitisation the National Health Authority (NHA) has invited the open community to build for the Unified Health Interface. For the same, the NHA has put its open protocols on the GITHUB platform for all to see.
As a major step in the digitalization of Healthcare, Unified Health Interface (UHI) was launched by the National Health Authority (NHA) under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) published in a press relaese dated 12th January 2022. UHI is an open network designed to enable interoperable digital health service delivery. UHI will be powered by protocols built by an open community of developers and deployed on a Gateway built by NHA.
Further, in the press release adoption of Decentralized Health Protocol (DHP) as core protocols of UHI was announced and developers were invited to join DHP and contribute to UHI. Meanwhile, NHA's internal team has also been working on the same.
A version of the open protocols is available on the Github platform at https://github.com/dhp-project and may be used to build health service applications. Any technology provider currently developing digital health solutions for Hospitals, doctors, labs, or consumers can create innovative new solutions using DHP and become a part of the UHI Network.
NHA reiterates the invitation extended earlier and invites all, especially those working in the digital health space, to join the DHP open community hosted on the GitHub platform at https://github.com/dhp-project to further refine existing protocols and build new protocols for use cases currently not a part of DHP. The DHP community is open for all and is an opportunity to enrich and contribute to the further development of the open protocols that will power the digital health revolution in India.
For further details on UHI, the full text of the UHI Consultation Paper, as well as the recording of the UHI Public Webinar may be referred to. They are available for download on the ABDM website at https://abdm.gov.in/home/consultationpapers.