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Indonesia’s digital maturity in 2023 is revealed and more information

The Indonesian Ministry of Health, through the Center for Data and Information Technology, recently announced the results of the 2023 digital maturity assessment for provincial and district/city health departments, hospitals and healthcare facilities.

The evaluation, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (The Country Health Information and Data Systems Use), found that 146 counties and districts/cities that participated scored an average of 2.73 out of 5.00.

It also noted “excellent” digital maturity scores and EHR adoption from 10 provincial health offices, 10 district/city health offices and 10 hospitals, all of which scored an average of 4.52.

Secretary General of the Ministry of Health Kunta Wibawa Dasa Nugraha said they hope the results “can become a reflective and evaluative step for health institutions to identify the strengths, weaknesses and potential gaps in each healthcare unit.”

The ministry started conducting digital maturity assessments of healthcare services in 2022.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health also recently announced that it has collaborated with local family-owned charity Tanoto to develop digital learning modules to help build the capacity of approximately 1.5 million community health workers, known as Posyandu cadres.

The modules are designed to help them master 25 basic competencies, including the ability to explain the use of the Buku KIA (Maternal and Child Health) manuals to parents, provide education on breastfeeding and complementary feeding, and improve their interpersonal communication skills.

The Posyandu cadre training modules are included in the Plataran Sehat platform, a learning management system operated by the Ministry of Health. According to Tanoto Foundation Indonesia head Inge Kusuma, trials are now being conducted with Posyandu workers in three districts in the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara and West Java.

Meanwhile, Tanoto also supports the integration of the Aplikasi Sehat IndonesiaKu (ASIK) system used by community health workers with the national health management platform Satusehat.

The foundation has invested approximately IDR 16 billion ($1 million) in the development the Posyandu cadre training modules and the Satusehat integration.

HealthCare Global Enterprises, one of India’s largest cancer care networks, recently unveiled its mobile application.

Developed in collaboration with PwC, Salesforce, Kloudarc and TCS, the HCG Care app offers a range of digital services including booking doctor appointments, sharing and consulting medical records, virtual consultation with an oncologist, access to information about customized treatment plans , buying medicines , seeking advice, nutrition and diet, and other experts advice and booking of home and rehabilitation care services.

Now available on Android and iOS devices, the platform also allows healthcare teams to consolidate patient records and distribute and analyze individual medical reports to improve coordination. Doctors can use the app’s advanced data analysis to help make decisions about their treatment.

The team behind an automated clinical trial matching platform for cancer patients has been awarded SG$50,000 ($37,000) at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School’s annual innovation challenge.

With the goal of improving the accessibility of clinical trials and simplifying referrals, OncoPATH uses a large language model to match patients to the appropriate trials. They are matched based on their diagnosis, cancer stage, mutation profile and disease locations. The platform has the “potential to improve recruitment, reduce trial duration and overall costs,” said Chua Shi Ling, clinical research coordinator at the National Cancer Center Singapore.

The award will allow the OncoPATH team to continue further developing and commercializing their technology.