In late October 2020, India’s National Health Authority’s Market Access Program put nine startups under ACCESS Health Digital to be mentored on digital health standards as a part of the latter’s Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator (SEA) program. It will be the second of three cohorts to join the SEA family. The NHA’s Market Access Program intends to bring together healthcare providers, industry and knowledge leaders, and start-ups on a common platform to transform Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY
The SEA is now home to almost 40 start-ups in the sector and specialize in areas such as primary care delivery and telemedicine to electronic health records and disease management. ACCESS Health Digital intends to facilitate the SEA community through mentorship to provide technical and functional mentorship for implementation of digital health standards. Like the previous cohort, SEA aims to provide its newest members with mentorship, market access, and a stamp of confidence, among other basic building blocks that will situate them in the digital health landscape. Together, they are working toward a single transformative purpose: building a vibrant national digital health ecosystem.