June 21, 2024
Indonesia makes well being information accessible at one’s fingertips

Lastly, Indonesia has an built-in well being info system. Sufferers now not must travel to well being services to retrieve their medical data – they’ll merely register on the SATUSEHAT utility and all their information shall be accessible.

Till now, medical report information in Indonesia was solely held by well being services. Sufferers would solely be capable of get a replica of the paperwork, however weren’t in a position to entry this information on-line. 


“Now, if there are sufferers who’ve blood checks in a single laboratory, the outcomes could be accessed immediately from the SATUSEHAT utility which could be accessed by the general public,” mentioned Minister Budi.


Minister of Well being Budi Gunadi Sadikin defined in a web based press convention that the SATUSEHAT platform was designed to make it simpler for individuals who wish to entry well being providers and procure their full medical report information.


Knowledge integration throughout well being services 


Past blood checks, all medical data of sufferers who endure well being checks from MRI to CT scans shall be entered into the applying. Affected person drug consumption information will even be entered into the system to make it simpler to trace.


“Folks now not want to hold bodily medical report information if they’ve to maneuver hospitals. All affected person medical report resumes are recorded digitally within the utility,” he added.


SATUSEHAT was formally launched by the Minister of Well being Budi Gunadi Sadikin in July 2022, as an integration platform for all well being info expertise in Indonesia.


This platform adopts a platform-as-a-service mannequin that connects the complete ecosystem of well being business gamers to create one dependable nationwide well being information repository.


In keeping with Minister Budi, SATUSEHAT shall be built-in with the PeduliLindungi utility, a Covid-19 app that’s already acquainted to Indonesians and has been accessed by greater than 60 million customers.


For the preliminary section, 2,893 (77.04 per cent) well being facilities and 370 hospitals (31 per cent) on the islands of Java and Bali are able to be built-in into SATUSEHAT. “It’s hoped that this yr, 9,422 different well being service services all through Indonesia shall be built-in,” mentioned the Minister of Well being.


Aside from being built-in with healthcare services, laboratories and pharmacies, the Ministry of Well being plans to combine SATUSEHAT with BPJS Kesehatan, Indonesia’s healthcare social safety company. The mixing will embody a tuberculosis recording system, mortality information, maternal and perinatal information, immunisation information, and a nationwide referral system.


The method of integrating information into the SATUSEHAT platform shall be carried out by means of a number of phases. The primary section will embody affected person registration information and diagnoses. The second section will consist of information on sufferers’ medical procedures, very important indicators and weight loss program.  


The third section will combine drug information together with the drug dictionary. The fourth section will combine laboratory statement information and radiology statement information, and the fifth section will combine allergy information and bodily situation information.


Easing the work of healthcare professionals 


Moreover, the SATUSEHAT platform makes the work of well being employees simpler. Now, well being employees don’t must enter information repeatedly in numerous purposes. They will merely fill in a single utility which can robotically sync up with all the opposite purposes.


SATUSEHAT will make it simpler for hospitals to serve sufferers, and higher help the event of the nationwide well being system, mentioned Anis Fuad, Head of the Knowledge and Info Centre on the Indonesian Hospital Affiliation (PERSI). 


“This may make it simpler when a affected person is referred from one well being facility to a different or to a extra specialised hospital, as their medical historical past will already be recorded in a single system,” mentioned Anis.


As well as, an built-in medical report system may help docs to hold out well being evaluation and make selections. Docs don’t must hassle looking by means of a pile of somebody’s medical report information even when the affected person is transferring between well being services, both from hospital to hospital or from well being centre to hospital.


Weak information, poor digital infrastructure pose challenges


Primarily based on the regulation of the MOH Regulation No. 24 of 2022 on Medical Information, all well being services are required to combine their digital medical report system into the SATUSEHAT platform no later than the tip of 2023.


The regulation additionally requires all well being service services reminiscent of vertical hospitals, authorities hospitals, personal hospitals, well being centres, posyandu (Indonesian built-in care centres), laboratories, clinics, and pharmacies to observe the requirements set by the Ministry of Well being.


In precept, hospitals don’t have any issue integrating their current digital medical report system into the SATUSEHAT platform. “Nevertheless, issues come up when not all healthcare services have the identical infrastructure and sources to course of information,” Anis added.


Indonesia makes well being information accessible at one’s fingertips
Well being employees report youngster immunisation information at posyandu. All well being services are required to be built-in into SATUSEHAT by the tip of 2023. Supply: Ministry of Well being


In keeping with a PERSI survey of round 3,000 hospitals in Indonesia, solely 16 per cent of them have applied an digital medical report system with robust standards, with 32 per cent possessing adequate standards. Nearly all of hospitals, or 52 per cent, have weak standards. 


This doesn’t embody digital infrastructure constraints skilled by well being centres and posyandu in distant areas or sure varieties of hospitals. In various services, medical employees nonetheless report their affected person’s medical historical past manually on a pc as a result of there isn’t any web.


In keeping with Anis, the collaboration of all events is required to beat these challenges. “The federal government wants to supply help, reminiscent of within the type of an web community in distant areas and offering coaching for certified IT extension employees.”


As well as, it’s obligatory for the Ministry to supply convincing incentives for well being services which have submitted entry to medical report information based on established requirements.


One other challenge that can also be essential is formulating safety requirements for the affected person’s medical report information in order that information leakage doesn’t happen. “Elevating consciousness relating to the safety of medical report information have to be intensified, each throughout the Ministry of Well being, well being services, and the general public as utility customers,” concluded Anis.

This text was initially written in Bahasa Indonesia, and has been translated by Yogesh Hirdaramani.

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