Agromedicine – On Friday, September 9, 2023, at the 2nd-floor Auditorium of the Dean Building of the Faculty of Medicine, Jember University, Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc, Ph.D, AAK, the President Director of BPJS-Kesehatan, delivered a guest lecture to lecturers and undergraduate students of the Faculty of Medicine at Jember University. The event was officially inaugurated by Dr. Ulfa Elfiah, M.Kes., Sp.BP-RE., Subsp.L.B.L. (K), the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jember.

The guest lecture focused on the topic “National Health Insurance and Primary Care Doctors.” Serving as gatekeepers, primary care doctors are the initial point of contact for all patients within BPJS, who then navigate the healthcare system. In essence, primary care providers at first-level healthcare facilities form the cornerstone of national health insurance services, offering comprehensive care encompassing preventive, curative, and rehabilitative aspects. These primary care providers should also stay attuned to technological advancements and be competent in the realm of primary healthcare.

The health services framework developed by WHO includes six Building Blocks: Service Delivery, Health Workforce, Information, Medical Products, Vaccines, and Technologies, Financing, and Leadership/Governance. The national health system in Indonesia shares similarities with WHO’s framework. However, Indonesia has implemented three distinctive features, one of which pertains to health financing. This health financing model includes Revenue Collection, Risk Pooling, and Purchasing, all aimed at enhancing access to healthcare services, improving healthcare quality, and establishing a secure system with fewer medical errors. Consequently, it is anticipated that people will enjoy better health and optimal health coverage through affordable and high-quality health insurance.

Moderated by a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jember, Dr. Arsyzilm Hakim, M.H, the event garnered great interest from students, who actively participated by listening attentively and posing questions related to the lecture content. Furthermore, it was highlighted that BPJS Kesehatan had introduced I-CARE JKN, a government service for the Indonesian people. Additionally, in 2022, BPJS Kesehatan was recognized with the ISSA Good Practice Award for Asia and the Pacific in 2021 by the ISSA International Social Security Association for its national health insurance program. During the guest lecture, Prof. Drs. Slamin, M.Comp.Sc., Ph.D, the Vice Rector I, and Prof. Dr. drg. Sri Hernawati, M.Kes., the Vice Rector II of Jember University, presented a plaque to the guest speaker.

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Author: NWKS