Indonesia’s Health Ministry late last month launched the Indonesia Health Services platform in Jakarta as a realisation of the country’s health technology transformation pillar.
The platform that was named SATUSEHAT translated as ONEHEALTHY seeks to aid the implementation of other Indonesian health systems transformation pillars: primary services transformation, referral services transformation, health resilience systems transformation, health financing systems transformation and transformation of recruiting in medical sector.
This comes because the ministry targets around 8,000 health facilities in the united kingdom to be integrated with the platform by the finish of the year.
WHAT IT CAN
The platform launch occurred as Southeast Asia’s largest population greater than 270 million keeps on using its digital transformation journey.
“In the digital health transformation, you can find three programmes that people can do. Firstly, integrating data; secondly, simplifying apps; thirdly, building an innovation ecosystem,” said Indonesia’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, as quoted in a Health Ministry statement issued on July 26.
Meanwhile, medical Ministry adopted the PaaS infrastructure model in developing the platform, which connects the complete health industry ecosystem to generate single national health data. The press statement said it could ensure far better and efficient national health data exchanges.
Sadikin said the single data program “will integrate health data and standardise formats and data exchange protocols”.
WHY IT MATTERS
Exactly the same statement said IHS would serve as a connector between apps in a variety of health industries, therefore all health facilities from pharmacies and clinics to laboratories and hospitals would have to follow the standards set by medical Ministry in the SATUSEHAT platform.
Patients wouldn’t normally have to bring physical medical records if moving to some other hospital, as those will be recorded digitally on the platform and integrated with the state COVID-19 tracking app PeduliLindungi. MEDICAL Ministry aims to build up PeduliLindungi as a citizens health app, not only as a pandemic-related platform. Such electronic records could be accessed on one’s smartphone anytime.
Health workers would also have the ability to input the info to SATUSEHAT only once, which is automatically linked to other health apps.
ON THE RECORD
A large number of the country’s health facilities have undergone and so are going right through various trial stages of SATUSEHAT.
“This platform has been tested on 41 government-owned vertical hospitals in the alpha testing phase and a beta phase trial is underway, that involves 31 institutions from differing backgrounds,” said Setiaji, chief of the Digital Transformation Office beneath the Health Ministry.