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ABHA-based Scan & Share service

The National Health Authority (NHA) under its Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) scheme is enabling digital interventions for bringing efficiency in delivery of healthcare services. One such intervention is the Scan and Share service that is enabling instant registrations for patients at OPD (Out-patient Department) blocks of participating hospitals. This service was introduced by NHA on 6th Oct 2022. 

About the service

With the Scan and Share feature, hospitals are offering digital registration services to their patients via direct sharing of their Ayushmaan Bharat Health Account (ABHA) profile. This helps patients get instant registration tokens without having to stand in queues and without entering many details.

Any citizen/patient who wishes to participate in ABDM must start by creating the Ayushmaan Bharat Health Account (ABHA). ABHA Number, similar to a bank account number, is a randomly generated 14 digit number used for the purposes of uniquely identifying persons and authenticating them, and linking their health records across multiple systems and stakeholders.

How does it work

  • The Scan and Share service works on a simple modality of QR-code based direct information sharing.
  • The participating hospitals display their unique QR codes at their patient registration counters.
  • The patients use their smartphones to scan the QR codes using supported mobile app for the service (currently available in ABHA app, Aarogya Setu, Driefcase, Paytm, Bajaj Health and Ekacare).
  • The patient then creates their ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) or logs in to their existing ABHA account.
  • After logging in, patient can directly share their ABHA profile with the hospital to complete their registration without having to fill the form physically.
  • This paperless registration results in instant token generation thereby helping the patient skip the long queue by simply using their ABHA. 

Hospitals that support this service

This service was introduced by NHA on 6th Oct 2022 at Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) & Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital (SSKH) Hospital in New Delhi. Since then, over 450 hospitals across 147 districts have adopted the service and are helping the patients save their time spent in OPD registration queues on a daily basis.

To view the statistics related to the implementation of the Scan and Share service, visit ABDM Public Dashboard

Source : NHA

Last Modified : 3/29/2023



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