The Ayushman Bharat Health Account: A New Frontier for Smart Healthcare Delivery in India

  • R Aarthi Alamelu Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Vadapalani Campus
Keywords: Telehealth, Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3), ABHA, Centralised Health Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI)


The ever-changing healthcare landscape in India, focusing particularly on the ABHA and the broader Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission. Despite significant progress made in the last decade to mitigate disparities in healthcare access between rural and urban regions, challenges persist in providing healthcare services to underprivileged groups. Telehealth, combining video conferencing and mobile health apps, is essential for distant healthcare and overcomes geography. Telehealth services like consultations and education have grown in prominence, notably during the COVID-19 epidemic. It has helped to modernise healthcare delivery and lead to better results. Statistical assessments of the establishment of ABHA, categorised by state, gender, and age group, uncover distribution patterns and geographical inequalities. The report highlights the increasing influence of digitization in healthcare, specifically emphasising the Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission’s objective of establishing a complete digital health ecosystem to enhance the accessibility, efficacy, efficiency, and transparency of healthcare delivery. Ultimately, India’s healthcare industry is poised to enter a period of significant change, propelled by breakthroughs in technology, regulatory changes, and comprehensive efforts. In order to achieve sustainable and equitable healthcare results, it is imperative to address obstacles and allocate resources towards new solutions as the country advances. The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) with health data shows potential for transforming healthcare delivery, providing customised treatments, and enhancing overall health outcomes for India’s varied population.

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