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NHA and NATHEALTH join hands to drive innovations in healthcare sector

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Friday, July 26, 2019, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

Highlighting the critical role of innovations in achieving the goal of Universal Health Coverage through programs like Ayushman Bharat–Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), its implementing agency National Health Authority (NHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with apex healthcare industry body NATHEALTH- Healthcare Federation of India.

The aim of this strategic partnership is to enable a seamless pathway that streamlines all innovations ensuring that it scales and increases the efficacy of PM-JAY service delivery. Further, this collaboration provides an industry interface for testing innovations; providing mentorship and creating channels for facilitating support required for scaling these innovations. This will bolster NHA’s effectiveness in implementing its innovation strategy, which is aligned with the its vision of “Health for All”.

NHA and NATHEALTH have jointly agreed to meet the following

The major objectives of this MoU include identifying and curating the best healthcare innovations and start-ups from India; assessing healthcare innovations through varied perspectives such as clinical, technical, impact, sustainability and scalability; enabling an ecosystem for healthcare innovations to engage with Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY; enabling an ecosystem for the industry partners within the NATHEALTH network to participate in piloting, testing, adopting, funding and scaling innovations; providing go-to-market support across Tier I, II and III cities, and rural areas; and starting a dialogue on ‘how to create an enabling regulatory framework for mainstreaming innovation’.

This joint initiative will focus on a variety of healthcare sectors, including but not limited to value-based healthcare; population health management, risk management and insurance administration; chronic secondary and tertiary ailments; digital health; medical devices; Health Data Analytics; technology-enabled models of healthcare delivery including leveraging innovations centered around frontier technologies; and improving operational efficiency of service delivery of PM-JAY.

The partnership will aim to create open platforms such as universities, start-up incubators and accelerators, private industries, investors (private capital, grant-giving organizations and foundations) that will enable engagement between different types of innovation organizations.


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