Analysing the NDHM’s Health Data Management Policy: Part 1

Along with the Centre for Health Equity, Law, and Policy, we have drafted a working paper analysing the National Digital Health Mission’s Health Data Management Policy. We will be explaining our analysis of the Policy in a two part series. This post provides an introduction to the issue, discusses the various prerequisites required for implementing a robust digital health records system, and looks at the governance structure underlying the Policy.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

can you guys do a breakdown on DISHA as well, the Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act. From what I understand, its kind of the Indian equivalent to HIPAA, but haven’t found much resources on it online save for the ones posted by the relevant ministries