The Transform Health India Rajasthan Coalition is a coalition of organisations working in the state of Rajasthan, India to enable digital transformation of health systems by working on drafting and improving digital health legislation, advocating for increased digital health investment towards digital health transformation, building capacity of varying stakeholders, and ensuring that the policy formulation process is inclusive and participatory.

The coordinating partner for the Transform Health India Rajasthan Coalition is WISH (Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare), the flagship program of Lords Education and Health Society (LEHS), an Indian non-profit organisation with the mission to scale innovations for creating an equitable healthcare system, and make quality primary healthcare available and accessible to the underserved populations.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will be achieved by 2030 by harnessing digital technology and the use of data.

To build a global movement that brings together organisations and institutions across sectors who are committed to achieving UHC within the next ten years by expanding the use of digital technology and increasing access to data.

OUR KEY OBJECTIVES

Draft legislation on digital health tabled in state assembly of Rajasthan, India by 2028.

To increase stakeholder understanding, informed policy decisions, and potential industry, the State Assembly will develop the legislation on digital health and data to ensure consistency and coherence with national policies, and other legislation.
The Government of Rajasthan/India allocates resources for research and technical support for drafting legislation on digital health by 2025.
The state government will allocates resources to enable Ministry of Health staff to fund the necessary research and technical support to enable them to formulate policies that are coherent, and consistent across departments and with the national level policies and based on evidence and best practices.
Capacity building of different stakeholders in the development of digital health policy by 2025.
The State authorities provide training to staff across different government departments on the policies and legislation and compliance rules and regulation relating to digital health and the use of data to ensure consistency and coherence in the understanding and implementation of policies across state structures.
Provision of resources (Govt/CSR/others) by 2027 for making policy formulation process more participatory and inclusive of marginalized communities.

The State allocates funding for a participatory and inclusive processes for policy development and implementation that includes the perspectives of different stakeholders, including marginalised communities.

Health data governance principles are adopted by the Government of Senegal by February 2025.

PARTNERS IN INDIA

The Indian Digital Health Landscape

National Health Policy of India recognizes the role of Digital Health technology in ensuring Universal Health Coverage. It further proposed national level institutions and framework to support development, deployment of digital health across the continuum of care in India. It proposes a unique ID, Electronic Health Records, creation of registry of health services and health functionaries. Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission 2020 has evolved to deliver on the path defined by the 2017 policy.

India with a population of 1.39 billion has over 5 million healthcare professionals, and over 1.2 million healthcare facilities. Many of them are already using different digital health systems. It may not be possible for them to shift to a single digital health system prescribed by the government. The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) has been launched by the Government of India for promoting digitization of healthcare and creating an open interoperable digital health ecosystem for the country. ABDM seeks to implement digital health standards based on an open, secure and interoperable digital health ecosystem for all stakeholders. ABDM is leveraging the power of technology to ensure the attainment of the highest possible level of health and well-being for all citizens and create a healthier nation.

Government of India passed a legislation in parliament, to protect digital personal data of India’s citizens. In Aug 2023, “THE DIGITAL PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT, 2023, came into force through government of India notification. This Act provide for the processing of digital personal data in a manner that recognizes both the right of individuals to protect their personal data and the need to process such personal data for lawful purposes and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Resources

Programme De DIgitalisation Du Secteur De La Sante

Plan Strategique Sante Digitale 2018-2023

Articles

A missed opportunity to unlock the power of data for health

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