The conference was chaired by Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Deputy Governor of the State Bank Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Hong Hai, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. Hanoi Ngo Van Quy ... The conference also had participants from relevant departments and agencies, public hospitals, private hospitals ... and many banks and intermediaries. math.
Speaking at the opening of the Conference, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that, along with e-medical records, non-cash payment / hospital fee is an important content promoted by the Ministry of Health. With hospitals, paying fees, hospital fees without using cash will simplify procedures for people; Reduce manpower costs, tally, print single / votes; Integreview with hospital information system, electronic medical record to shorten the medical examination and treatment process.
For people, the payment without cash is also easy and convenient, which helps reduce waiting time and does not need to carry cash when medical examination and treatment. “Paying hospital fees in cash in some hospitals This is the most urgent stage for the sick. The reason is that the payment counters are always overloaded, so people have to wait in line to pay for medical care, hospital fees, ... causing psychological frustration, discomfort and irritation. The hospitals themselves also have to arrange many officials who only collect and pay hospital fees, ”said Minister of Health Kim Tien.
At the event, the health ministry requested units in the sector to develop action plans, resources and conditions to implement suitable non-cash payment solutions.
The ministry asked hospitals and health facilities to actively deploy various forms of electronic payments for hospital fees and tuition, such as via credit card, smartphone, electronic wallets and electronic payment gateways. At the same time, the health sector will also promote communication and strengthen people’s awareness on the significance and important utilities of non-cash payment, encouraging people to use cashless methods in paying hospital fees and tuition.