Ministry discusses integrated health service, insurance payment system

Ministry discusses integrated health service, insurance payment system

Illustrative image (Source: soyte.hanoi.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health discussed the implementation of a plan
for IT application in the management of health services and insurance payment
in 2017 with relevant state bodies during an online conference on March 16.
In his
remarks at the event, Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan said following
requests by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to accelerate public administration
reforms and improve health service delivery, the ministry has partnered with the
Vietnam Social Insurance Agency to install an integrated medical and health
insurance database systems.
The effort
is to make health insurance payment and assessment much easier and more
efficient, Tuan noted.
Though
medical information databases of hospitals have already been connected to the
system of social insurance agencies, they have not been updated regularly, he
said, stressing the importance to speed up the system connection and
information updates.
The 2017
plan for IP applications in management of health service and insurance payment
focuses on publishing legal documents on related matters, developing a
financial mechanism for operation of the IT system, training staff and improve
supervision works.
According
to the plan, all medical establishments at provincial and national levels will
have their database connected to health insurance information and assessment
systems before June 30 while all district clinics will complete the work before
August 31 this year.-VNA

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