slide1 n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Content PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 48

Content - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Presentation to the Standing Committee on Appropriations National Health Insurance Progress Report 05 March 2014. Content. Strategic Goals of the National Health Grant – NHI Component NHI Pilot district performance against key indicators Background to the activities reported on

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

Presentation to the Standing Committee on AppropriationsNational Health InsuranceProgress Report05 March 2014

  • Strategic Goals of the National Health Grant – NHI Component
  • NHI Pilot district performance against key indicators
  • Background to the activities reported on
  • Summary of Facility Improvement Team Interventions
  • A Systematic Approach – The Ideal Clinic Project
  • Progress with regard to PHC re-engineering priorities
  • Progress on key support interventions
  • Hospital Reform
strategic goals of the national health grant nhi component
Strategic Goals of the National Health Grant – NHI Component
  • Strengthen aspects of the public healthcare system in preparation for National Health Insurance
  • Strengthen the design of NHI based on innovating and testing of new reforms in pilot sites
  • A public health care system that is better prepared to implement reforms necessary for NHI
background to the activities reported on
Background to the activities reported on
  • To start to prepare the health service environment for the implementation of NHI:
    • Independent Baseline Health Facility Audit completed in 3880 public sector facilities spanning from 2011 to 2012
    • Established Facility Improvement Teams (FIT) to begin catalytic improvements in the NHI pilot districts
    • Launched a number of required policies and strategies (Integrated School Health Policy, HRH policy, e-health strategy, interoperability standards, District Health Information Management policy
    • Executive leadership and management programme established
nhi pilot districts
NHI: Pilot Districts
  • In response to the findings of the Health Facilities Baseline Audit, Health Facility Improvement teams under the leadership of senior management from the National Department of Health was established for the following districts
    • O.R. Tambo (Eastern Cape);
    • Mangaung and Thabo Mofutsenyana (Free State)
    • Tswane (Gauteng)
    • Amajuba, Umzinyathi and Umgungundlovu (KZN)
    • Vhembe (Limpopo)
    • GertSibande (Mpumalanga)
    • Dr. K. Kaunda (North West)
    • Pixley ka Seme (Northern Cape)
    • Eden (Western Cape)
  • The Health Facility Improvement Teams supported the development of quality improvement plans for health facilities on these districts
  • Approximately 1000 facilities were directly or indirectly supported through this initiative
kareeberg pixley kaseme nc progress
Kareeberg, PixleyKaseme, NC: Progress

Water tanks installed at Vanwyksvlei clinic

New flooring at Vanwyksvlei clinic

free state bainsvlei clinic



examples compliance with national core standards gert sibande
Examples compliance with National Core Standards GertSibande

Cleanliness at Embalenhle CHS

Store room on initial visit

Store room on follow up visit

Drug availability at Paulina Morapeli

Dispensary room 1st visit

Dispensary room follow up visit

luthubeni clinic or tambo
LuthubeniClinic OR Tambo


Roof of one of the consulting rooms. The sun shone through onto the examination couch


The roof was replaced;

Air conditioner installed;

Water connected inside the Facility

maphuzi ortambo



Facility restored to 5 consulting rooms;

Has water installed inside the clinic

ideal clinic components and elements
Ideal Clinic Components and Elements
  • Administration
  • Clinical Guidelines and Integrated Clinical Services Management
  • Medicines, Supplies and Laboratory Support
  • Staffing and professional Etiquette
  • Availability of a doctor
  • Infrastructure (physical condition, ICT Essential Equipment)
  • Health Information Management
  • Communication
  • District Health Support Systems
  • Partners and stakeholders

There are currently 185 elements across the 10 components

district clinical specialist teams
District Clinical Specialist Teams
  • All Pilot Districts have teams of at least 3/7 members
school health services
School Health Services
  • 30 School Mobile Vehicles in field
    • Dental Care
    • Eye Care
    • PHC
  • Additional to be delivered March 2014
    • 17 PHC Panel Van
    • 10 Dental Vanel Van

WBPHCOT members provided with cell phones and trained on collecting and sending patient information by cell phone

  • Advantages:
    • This improves turnaround time for required patient interventions
    • Improves data quality for monitoring and evaluation of the WBPHCOT programme
total wphcbot m health trained
Total WPHCBOT m-health trained

Trained end Feb 2014

  • One Province
  • 166CHWs

To be Trained end March 2014

  • Six Provinces
  • 65WBOT
  • 518CHWs

NB: M-health training will be expanded beyond NHI pilot districts over the next 24 months

current doctor coverage with 96 gps on the national contract
Current Doctor Coverage with 96 GPs on the National Contract
  • Doctor coverage is obtained through:
    • Nationally Contracted GPs
    • Doctors on full-time employment
    • Doctors doing Outreach from Hospitals
    • Provincially contracted doctors

Doctor coverage: The PHC clinic has at least one doctor doing sessions (working specified hours) for at least one day per week

improvement of data quality and information management
Improvement of Data Quality and Information Management

Summary of Achievements

  • Approved:
    • e-health strategy
    • Interoperability standards
    • District Health Information Management policy
fixed phc chc and clinics in 10 nhi pilot districts
Fixed PHC (CHC and Clinics) in 10 NHI Pilot Districts
  • Within next two months:
    • All fixed PHC clinics in NHI Pilot Districts will receive computer equipment allocated to the reception desk
    • 251 facilities will receive computers in each consulting rooms as well
benefits of computerization
Benefits of computerization
  • Enable Management access to electronic communication to keep updated with policies, guidelines and good
    • An example in point is the Pharmaceutical Application on the NDoH website for standard treatment guidelines
  • Enable online DHIS Daily Data Capturing
    • Improve Data Quality (daily validation reduce human error)
    • Reducing monthly validation and collation time as well as human error during calculation
    • Reduce data flow time lines
  • Support online monthly DHIS data capturing for Ward Based Outreach Teams
  • Improve patient health record management
  • Scheduling of patients to reduce waiting times
  • SMS reminders to reduce dropout rates / identification of dropout patients to be followed up by community health workers
  • Capturing of doctors attendance to clinics
reforms in hospital services
Reforms in Hospital Services
  • Improving hospital leadership and management
    • Re-designated hospitals and appointed appropriately qualified CEOs
    • The Regulation on the classification and management of hospitals was promulgated in 2012 in line with section 35 (a) & (b) of the National Health Act (NHA)
    • The posts of CEO’s of hospitals were re-advertised and filled in line with these regulations
    • Delegations to CEO’s are in the process of being revised to be consistent with the Accounting Officer System
    • Treasury has agreed to assist with the training of the CEO’s and hospital managers to develop capacity to execute the new delegations.

Established Structures in Hospitals to Improve Management Efficiency and Effectiveness:

  • Medicines and Therapeutics Committee
  • Equipment Committee
  • Cost Centre Management Committees
  • Cash Flow Committee