Azerbaijan launches new service within compulsory medical insurance
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Yusif Aghayev - Trend:
Azerbaijan’s State Agency for Compulsory Medical Insurance, as part of improving the management system of medical treatment institutions, in order to effectively apply compulsory medical insurance in the country, has launched a new service - Personal Medical Cabinet for insured persons, Chairman of the Agency’s Board Zaur Aliyev said at a press conference, Trend reports Feb. 20.
This was made possible through integration of a new e-service – “Personal Medical Cabinet for insured person” into the e-government website, Aliyev noted.
The chairman of the board said that information about the services provided to an insured citizen in medical institutions will be available in the personal cabinet.
After completing registration on the my.gov.az e-government website, a citizen will be able to track when, at what medical institution and what diagnosis he or she received, what treatment was prescribed and in which clinical center he or she received it, Aliyev added.
“The mentioned personal medical cabinet is multifunctional, it provides a wide range of opportunities that will be useful to the insured persons,” the chairman noted. “In the near future, this service will be available on mobile devices. One of the functionality is that the insured person will have access to the results of diagnostic tests online - by entering personal medical cabinet, there will be no need to visit a medical institution for this.”
Aliyev added that the new mechanisms and rules introduced within the compulsory medical insurance system will allow improving Azerbaijan’s entire healthcare system.
The material and technical base will be strengthened, the list of services provided in electronic format will be expanded, new standards for the provision of medical services will be introduced, serious work will be provided to improve the professional level of medical personnel, as well as their motivation, said the chairman.
All this will allow in the near future improving the quality of medical services in Azerbaijan, Aliyev added.
Compulsory medical insurance will be implemented in Azerbaijan in four stages throughout 2020. From Jan. 1, 2020, the application of compulsory medical insurance has already begun in 23 Azerbaijani districts.
In addition to these districts, from April 1, residents of 21 districts and cities, from July 1 - residents of 15 districts and cities, and from October 1, residents of 7 districts and cities will use the services of compulsory medical insurance.
There are 22 insurance companies and one reinsurance company in Azerbaijan, as part of the model of compulsory medical insurance introduced in the country, they aren’t involved in this process, while the State Agency for Compulsory Medical Insurance is engaged in it.