Jakarta (ANTARA) - National health insurer BPJS Health is ready to welcome delegates from 71 countries for the 17th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology in Social Security (ICT) 2024 in Bali.

The conference will discuss developments in information technology for social security management across the world.

BPJS Health will host the conference in collaboration with the International Social Security Association (ISSA) from March 5–8, 2024.

"At the 2024 ICT, we will discuss the implementation of development for information technology in social security programs in the world," BPJS Health's director of compliance and inter-institutional relations, Mundiharno, said in a statement released by his office on Thursday.

ISSA is an association of social security institutions founded in 1927 under the auspices of the International Labor Organization. It has more than 320 member institutions from more than 160 countries.

BPJS Health has been appointed as one of the chairs of the ISSA Technical Commission, one of the body's 13 technical commissions.

The 2024 ICT will be attended by more than 300 participants from 71 countries who will share their experiences on the use of information technology for managing social security.

Mundiharno said that during the conference, the digital ecosystem of the National Health Insurance Program (JKN) managed by BPJS Health will be showcased as one of the best practices before partners from various countries.

He informed that in 2021, BPJS Health received the highest award in the Asia-Pacific region.

The agency also received three awards in the Certificates of Merit with Special Mention category, 11 awards in the Certificates of Merit category, and three awards in the Attestations category.

The technology-based innovation presented by BPJS Health also received two awards at the 2023 Asian Technology Excellence Awards.

Mundiharno said that the awards cannot be separated from BPJS Health's commitment to innovate continuously with the help of information technology.

BPJS Health is aware that information technology and the development of reliable information systems will have a direct impact on the quality of various applications.

In addition, the development of information systems will also have an impact on membership services, health services offered by health facilities, claims management systems, and the management of health service utilization.

"This will bring impact on the quality of service according to our participants' needs on fast access to information," he said.

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