New Delhi: The National Health Authority (NHA) will be hosting its first open-to-all hackathon series to drive ideation and innovations around different building blocks in the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) ecosystem. The series will begin with a hackathon – ‘Round 1: Kickstarting Unified Health Interface (UHI)’ slated for 14th to 17th July 2022.
The hackathon shall be focussed on the Unified Health Interface (UHI) and would aim at mobilising the health start-up ecosystem in India and bringing together individuals and organisations to develop solutions through UHI.
The event will provide an excellent opportunity for innovators, data experts and developers from all over the world to collaborate and build innovative solutions for providing access to digital health services through UHI.
UHI is designed as an open network to enable interoperable transaction of digital health services such as teleconsultation. Through UHI, patients can discover, book, conduct and pay for services offered by a variety of participating providers from any application of their choosing. This stands in contrast to the current mode of digital health service delivery, where patients and doctors must transact using a common application or platform.
Announcing the hackathon series, NHA Chief Executive Officer RS Sharma said “India has enabled creation of some of the most efficient public delivery systems in the world, as has been witnessed through JAM and UPI, by breaking silos and unlocking network effects.
“ABDM and UHI will enable the same for the healthcare ecosystem and this hackathon series will enable players to collaborate and build solutions which define the future of healthcare. All are invited to participate in creating a better health ecosystem for every Indian,” added Sharma.
Heckathon to focus on two major themes
ABDM hackathon series – Round 1: Kickstarting UHI’ will focus on two major themes—Innovative track and Integration track.
Innovation Track: Challenge for innovative solutions to power digital health in an open network around various use cases such as teleconsultation, ambulance booking, lab tests, physical consultation booking, lab tests booking.
Integration Track: Challenge to accelerate development of applications that are compatible with UHI and integrate these applications with the applications of other such participants to enable digital health transactions on the UHI network.
Prize for round-1
The top performers on each challenge track on the themes are likely to be given away ₹60 lakh as awards. The solutions shall be assessed by an independent jury. Interested participants are requested to register on https://abdm.gov.in/register