Scan and share service of Ayushman Bharat health account, get doctor and lab test appointment without standing in line.

Scan and share service of Ayushman Bharat health account, get doctor and lab test appointment without standing in line.

Do you know such a government service which provides relief from long lines at the hospital, queues at the lab and long wait for the doctor for treatment? Crores of people of the country are also taking advantage of this. This service is the scan and share service of Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) which has achieved a milestone yesterday. 

ABHA or Abha based scan and share service 2 crores instantly across the country. OPD is providing the facility of registration.

You must have heard about the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the Government of India. Under this scheme, eligible families get free annual medical expenses up to Rs 5 lakh from the Central Government. Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) get cashless access to healthcare services in hospitals. Its beneficiaries have Ayushman Bharat Health Account i.e. ABHA account.

Patients coming to the OPD section of hospitals can register themselves in their Ayushman Bharat Health Account to get instant token to save time in registration queues. Using Bharat Health Account (ABHA)

Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir are at the forefront of adopting digital OPD registration service

National Health Authority ( NHA today achieved an important milestone of generating more than 2 crore tokens for out-patient-department (OPD) registration through ABHA based scan and share service. Launched under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in October 2022, this unique paperless service has revolutionized the patient experience. Weaker sections like the elderly, pregnant women and people with mobility issues have benefited from this. This eliminates long waits in long queues for appointments. 

ABHA-based scan and share service allows patients to book OPD appointments by scanning the QR code displayed at the OPD registration counter. The scan and share service is currently available across 3,860 districts in 33 states and union territories of India. Operational in more health facilities. On an average, one lakh patients use the Scan and Share service every day and save time in queues.

Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir are leading among the states adopting it, Whose impressive statistics reflect their commitment to leveraging technology for citizen welfare.

About using ABDM Public Dashboard ( service Provides information that notable usage has been recorded at AIIMS in Delhi, Bhopal, Raipur and Bhubaneswar. Notably, sixteen hospitals from Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir figure prominently among the top performing facilities for the total number of OPD tokens generated using the ABHA-based scan and share service, which is vital in improving health care access and exemplifies their dedication to increasing efficiency.

Of all the OPD tokens generated using ABHA, 75 percent are by first-time users, while 22 percent are by users availing the one-time token facility. come back for subsequent OPD visits, highlighting its wide adoption and utility. The service usage data also gives an interesting fact that more than 25 percent of the users are above 45 years of age. This shows that the service is easy to use and it adds convenience to routine OPD registration.

Speaking on the importance of digital health services, CEO, NHA said, “ABDM will be available to all citizens of India. Leverages digital technology to provide accessible and high-quality health care. Scan and Share facility is an initiative through which ABDM promotes seamless patient registration by significantly reducing the waiting time. This has ensured accuracy of data entry into the system, increased efficiency and empowered healthcare providers with comprehensive patient information. Through such innovations, we aim to create a healthcare system where every individual can instantly access their health records and take charge of their health journey.''

Providing technology to healthcare facilities. To further drive adoption of scan and share service between hospitals and digital solutions companies (DSCs), NHA is facilitating 'Scan and Share' transactions and creation of electronic health records through ABDM's Digital Health Incentive Scheme (DHIS). Provides financial incentives for.  More information about DHIS is available at

NHA is also dedicated to leveraging technology to enhance patients' access to healthcare services. The 'Scan and Share' service is now being implemented in pharmacies and plans are underway to extend it to diagnostic labs centres.

In addition, 'Scan and Send' and 'Scan and Upcoming services like Pay will soon allow patients to easily scan a QR code at a facility (hospital or pharmacy) to send their health records (including prescriptions or lab reports). Similarly, patients will have the facility to pay for prescribed tests or medicines directly through their app, eliminating the need to wait in lines for payment at healthcare facilities.

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