ANS suggests that the patient holds his own data
Electronic medical record enters the agenda on the second day of the 25th Abramge Congress
The patient needs to be the holder of their own data to move to care in the public and private health systems as an alternative to the unified electronic medical record, suggested the president of the National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS), Paulo Rebello, on the second day of the 25th Abramge Congress (Brazilian Association of Health Plans).
The Future of Post-Pandemia Health demands advances in data integration, monitoring and dissemination of care quality indicators, unified incorporation of technologies and review of individual and outpatient plan formats, as mentioned by Abramge’s president, Renato Casarotti. The event brought together authorities and experts from the health sector for two days (10 and 11) to discuss the evolution of the system. “We have to place the patient at the center of the discussion of democratization of access. The electronic medical record needs to have someone to pay the bill, the cost is very high, but the private sector needs to move forward. Why not bring the beneficiary as the holder of your data? It can be an alternative for us to reduce these costs”, launched the president of ANS, Paulo Rebello. Deputy Dr. Luizinho (PP-RJ) cited the Connect SUS as the beginning of a unification of systems, by making the National Digital Vaccination Card available. “The electronic medical record is a measure that can be induced by the ANS as a regulatory body”, he defended. “We need to help the citizen to navigate between systems (public and private). The electronic medical record will help the patient, being accessed by the SUS and by the outpatient plan. With data, we will have greater efficiency in the management of resources, which results in more accessible prices”, pondered Casarotti. Former Health Minister Nelson Teich recalled that it is necessary to design projects working on the infrastructure to receive them. “Covid highlighted the difficulties of the system. We need to have an intelligence agency. The incorporation and evaluation of technology needs to be a tool”, he pointed out. In the same direction, Antônio Brito, executive director of the National Association of Private Hospitals (Anahp), highlighted the importance of data for the sector and stressed that true access will be “assistance throughout the care cycle focused on the dignity of the treatment of Brazilians ”.
The entity developed a platform for the dissemination of indicators with the performance of its members every three months. The relevance of this adhesion is highlighted by Casarotti: “We encourage all Abramge associates to participate in the new quality indicators of ANS and the Anahp platform”, reinforced Casarotti. Regarding the definitive regulation of Telemedicine, the president of FenaSaúde, João Alceu Amoroso Lima, defended the project by deputy Adriana Ventura (NOVO-SP) as he considered the most generic among the five currently being debated. Thus, the details would be left to the infra-constitutional legislation. “On the first consultation, we believe that the need for face-to-face care should be a decision of the doctor, as well as his remuneration”, he said. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Abramge has been in line with the protocols published by the health authorities in favor of the clinical safety of the population and the effective control of Covid-19. Now, during the 25th Abramge Congress, the organization maintained its commitment to official bodies and stipulated a limit for enrollment, respecting the capacity of the venue and social distance. The event has PCR testing for all participants and a proper environment for conducting teleconsultations, in addition to an office reserved for health professionals.