Managing Director of BPJS Health Explains JKN Innovation at the AeHIN News Forum – 6 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – BPJS Health together with the Ministry of Health are the organizers and hosts of the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) event.

This event is a meeting between representatives from various countries in Asia to discuss knowledge sharing and plan steps to improve access and quality of health services through digital technology.

The Main Director of BPJS Health, Ghufron Mukti, said that the partnership between BPJS Health and the Ministry of Health has brought positive results in efforts to support the development of digital technology in the health sector in Indonesia.

Innovations implemented in the National Health Insurance (JKN) ecosystem provide significant benefits for JKN Program participants.

“Almost a decade of operation, the JKN Program covers more than 265.8 million participants. One of the efforts to provide optimal health services, an online queue has been developed that can be accessed via the JKN Mobile Application. This innovation changes the participants’ experience in health facilities, reducing time “The wait at the hospital, which previously could reach 6 hours, is only 2.5 hours. This is an important milestone in increasing the efficiency of the health system,” said Ghufron in a written statement, Tuesday (7/11/2023).

In addition, the JKN Mobile Application also allows participants to access their medical history for the last 12 months via i-Care JKN. This makes it easier for doctors and medical personnel to provide faster and more precise services to JKN participants.

“BPJS Health has also introduced various other innovations, such as health history screening, which aims to be a preventive measure for JKN participants in preventing chronic diseases. This is an important step in efforts to prevent and maintain long-term health,” he added.

Ghufron explained that currently BPJS Health has simplified services for participants who routinely undergo dialysis treatment, psychiatric treatment, leprosy, drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), chemotherapy, radiotherapy and HIV/AIDS in hospitals.

If a JKN participant has a history of hospital service and still requires services for this condition, the First Level Health Facility (FKTP) where the participant is registered can refer him or her directly to the appropriate hospital.

According to him, this step aims to provide more efficient and accessible care.

“In an effort to make it easier to pay contributions for JKN participants, BPJS Health collaborates with 955,429 payment channels. This is proof that BPJS Health always tries to make it easier for JKN participants in various ways, including efforts to collect contributions,” explained Ghufron.

Ghufron also said that BPJS Health has a very large potential data source, which can be a source of information for academics and practitioners in designing health policies.

“This data can be a very effective tool for analyzing, understanding and designing health policies. Of course, all of this is in the context of advancing the JKN Program ecosystem,” explained Ghufron.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, expressed his views on the impact of digitalization in the health sector. He explained that through digitalization, access to health will become more transparent, accessible and of high quality.

This will also have a positive impact on the wider availability of medicines on the market.

“The AeHIN 2023 event is not only a forum for sharing experiences, but also to motivate all parties to continue to encourage the development of digital technology in the health sector in Asia. With innovation, collaboration and effective use of data, the future of health services in Indonesia and throughout “Asia looks brighter,” explained Budi.

AeHIN Chairman, Boonchai Kijsanayotin also expressed his admiration for Indonesia as it faces the Covid-19 pandemic. He appreciated Indonesia’s success in implementing digital services during the pandemic.

“The hope is that through this activity we can exchange experiences between countries in implementing digitalization in the health sector. If we help friends, then friends will help us. With a high cooperative spirit, we can overcome the existing challenges,” said Boonchai.

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