Aadhaar, India’s unique identity has enrolled a vast majority of the nation. It aims to enroll the entire 100 percent of the population by 2020. Aadhaar can be used to overhaul the healthcare sector as data for public health surveillance can be used in quickly identifying patterns of emergent epidemics, and understanding our rapidly changing burden of chronic diseases compared to patterns in Western Europe.
Aadhaarcan accelerate the process of “interoperability” in healthcare.Interoperability is the seamless exchange of data across the patient care continuum.It is not just between the internal systems of the provider network, but also an outside laboratory and pharmacy, and their connection with the insurance company’s claims department. Patients and their families and doctors can access patient information when systems are interoperable. This means one has to no longer lug stacks of charts, lab and x-ray results, and other documentation from doctor to doctor.
Interoperability makes the healthcare travel hassle free. If you need care on a business trip to Hyderabad or Bengaluru, again, the provider will connect with your provider network in New Delhi, or wherever you reside. That not only saves time and money but also ensures you receive appropriate care more quickly. Hence, Aadhaar has the potential to improve health outcomes, reduce medical errors, and save you both time and money thereby improving health, productivity, and satisfaction.