Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Health revealed that as many as 248 local health centers in Banten Province are ready to be integrated into the One Health (SatuSehat) platform.

"Until now, the One Health integration assistance is still ongoing, so the number of health facilities that are ready to be integrated will increase," Secondary Health Service Program Manager at the Ministry’s Digital Transformation Office, Aang Jatnika, remarked here on Friday.

Jatnika said the One Health platform integrates individuals' or patients’ health data between health facilities, in the form of electronic medical records, to support interoperability of health data through standardization and digitalization.

In addition to the 248 local health centers, 21 hospitals in Banten are ready to be integrated into the platform.

As per the closing of the series of One Health integration trials and assistance in Java-Bali, some 8,291 health facilities in seven Java-Bali provinces are ready to be integrated.

In conducting the integration trials, the Health Ministry provided assistance for participants, who were at the health facilities, to show each other data stored in the Management Information Systems of Local Health Centers (SIMPUS) and Hospitals (SIMRS).

The health data obtained near real-time can later be used by health workers and health facilities to conduct diagnoses, treatments, medical procedures, and drug prescribing based on a patient's condition and needs.

According to Jatnika, in the near future, the ministry will conduct a follow-up phase of the integration trials, specifically for laboratory case studies in alpha and beta participants and collaborate with the Laboratory Management Information System (SIMLAB) that has an extensive network in Indonesia to be connected to One Health.

"Assistance will be continued to ensure the readiness of integration of health facilities. Meanwhile, by the end of this year, One Health integration is targeted to reach 12 thousand health facilities," he remarked.

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Translator: Hreeloita S, Kenzu
Editor: Sri Haryati
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