Guwahati: Karkinos Healthcare has been recognized by the National Health Authority (NHA) for its exceptional contribution to the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
Three healthcare facilities that are part of Karkinos Healthcare’s Distributed Cancer Care Network (DCCN) were recognized for their exceptional work in linking health records with Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA), taking the top three awards in the category. The awards were presented at Arogya Manthan 2023.
Karkinos Manipur Cancer Care and Research Institute, Imphal was honoured with the award for first place in the Private Facility category as the “Top Private Facility in Linking Health Records with ABHA”.
The Institute linked the highest number of Digital Health Records with ABHA for the period October 2022 to September 2023. It also achieved the first rank in the Private Facility category for receiving the highest amount under the Digital Health Incentive Scheme during the same period.
Medella Karkinos Oncology Institute, Barrackpore was awarded the second rank in the Private Facility category as the “Top Private Facility in Linking Health Records with ABHA” for their achievement in linking the second-highest number of Digital Health Records with ABHA during the period October 2022 to September 2023.
Sree Sudheendra Medical Mission, Ernakulam received the award for being ranked third in the Private Facility category as the “Top Private Facility by Incentive under Digital Health Incentive Scheme” during this period. Notably, Sree Sudheendra Medical Mission also leverages the Karkinos-enabled ABDM technology to link health records.
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Karkinos Healthcare said, “We are humbled by this recognition from the government that acknowledges our commitment to leveraging technology for advancing patient care and health record management, which has always been at the forefront of our endeavours.”
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan said, “This validation from the National Health Authority strengthens our resolve to take forward our endeavours and advance the Distributed Cancer Care Network to meet the national challenge of cancer. It underscores the profound impact of digital transformation in enhancing healthcare effectiveness.”
Karkinos Healthcare has been at the forefront of the initiative in digitising records and linking them to the ABDM. The Distributed Cancer Care Network (DCCN) platform developed by Karkinos Healthcare is a SaaS (software as a service) for achieving business and operational excellence in cancer care.
This is in line with the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)that connects the digital health solutions of hospitals across the country to simplify processes and enable a host of other facilities like Digital Consultation, consent of patients, ease of access to medical records, etc. With this scheme, old medical records cannot get lost as every record is stored digitally.
The Karkinos Digital Platform aids partner hospitals in maintaining accurate digital records, facilitating virtual tumour board consultations, and streamlining oncology cases, among other crucial features. The platform represents a significant leap towards transforming cancer management in India, ensuring patients get the timely and cost-effective care they desperately need.
The Karkinos Command Centre forms an integral part of this approach to ensure smooth patient navigation and guided care. Empathetic engagement of patients to make cancer care more accessible and affordable promises a brighter future for cancer patients in India.