New national healthcare registry to collect India health data

The Union Ministry of Health has launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR), India’s first-ever registry for public and private healthcare establishments.

The NHRR is the official government list of all public and private healthcare providers. The NHRR has an inbuilt process for updating the data on over 2 million providers.

The National Health Profile (NHP) 2018 from the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) was also launched. NHP covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health.

The vision of the NHRR Project is to strengthen evidence based decision making and develop a platform for citizen and provider centric services by creating a robust, standardised and secured IT-enabled repository of India’s healthcare resources.

NHRR will be the ultimate platform for comprehensive information of both, private and public healthcare establishments including railways, Employees State Insurance Corporation, defence and petroleum healthcare establishments. It will include hospitals, private doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and nursing homes.