The National Health Authority (NHA) has invited contributors and developers from the open community, especially those working the digital health space to participate, build and contribute to Unified Health Interface (UHI).



Under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), NHA had announced the launch of UHI on 12th January 2022.


What is it?

  • UHI is an open network designed to enable interoperable digital health service delivery. UHI will be powered by protocols built by an open community of developers and deployed on a Gateway built by NHA.
  • Further, the Decentralised Health Protocol (DHP) as core protocols of UHI was announced and developers were invited to join DHP and contribute to UHI. Meanwhile, NHA’s internal team has also been working on the same.
  • A version of the open protocols is available on Github platform and may be used to build health service applications. Any technology provider currently developing digital health solutions for Hospitals, doctors, labs or consumers can create innovative new solutions using DHP and become a part of UHI Network.


About National Health Authority

  • The National Health Authority (NHA) is the apex body of the Government of India leading the implementation Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in coordination with different ministries/ departments of the Government of India, State Governments, and private sector/ civil society organisations.
  • It will bridge the existing gap amongst different stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem through digital highways.
  • ABDM will create a seamless online platform through the provision of a wide-range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems while ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information.
  • NHA is also responsible for the implementation of another flagship scheme of the Government of India – Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PMJAY).