Indonesia has mandated the transition of state health facilities from physical to electronic medical records by December 31, 2023. Southeast Asia’s largest population passed a ministerial regulation on medical records late last month.
According to a September 9 press release of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Permenakes is a sub-regulatory framework to implement the transformation of health technology, which is one of the pillars of Indonesia’s health transformation.
Sethiaji said, “The Ministry of Health is aware of the development of digital technology in the society, which has resulted in a shift towards digitizing health services so that medical records are carried electronically with the principles of security and confidentiality of data and information. should go.” President. Under Digital Transformation Office Ministry, in a virtual press conference on 9 September.
that’s what it does
The statement also said that the state’s health facilities should be integrated with The SATUSEHAT platform developed by the health ministry aims to integrate around 8,000 such facilities by the end of this year. Patients will have the right to access their EMR, while referral facilities will be able to access the records if the patient consents.
“This year we will map all health facilities on the basis of Digital Maturity Index,” Sethiaji said.
“Health facilities are ready or not. Then there will be levels, and then from there we will use them to enforce this policy.”
why is it important?
The Health Ministry on its official Twitter page this month listed four benefits of ESDM for the public.
a plantation Tweeted on September 11, the ministry wrote that improving the quality of services is a benefit; Digital forms allow people to receive a consistent diagnosis that does not need to be repeated – unlike paper-based records.
Another advantage is time, cost and money Human resource capacity, third, will be easily accessible to government health programs as data integration is possible with this initiative.
Ultimately, EMR will help Indonesia “build a stronger national health system”.
“The electronic medical records will then be integrated with the Bedulindung application. [the data] Even for the next 25 years, it can be accessed anytime, anywhere,” the health ministry said. it is said that In a tweet dated September 11.
Originally developed as an official COVID-19 routeIt was developed as a civil health application at the Peduli Lindung site.
In the same report, Sethiaji said the health ministry would help digitize the country’s public health centres, locally known as buschemas.
Meanwhile, hospitals do not need to hire more staff as doctors or nurses can input the patient’s clinical results into the digital system.