High-Tech Medical Care: Expanding Access
Medical progress is dependent on complex and unique medical developments borne of modern scientific and technological breakthroughs. The recent significant changes to the healthcare funding system have affected the high-tech medical care sector as well. Now, federal medical organizations are directly funded through the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund. This means improved public access to high-tech medical care.
Additionally, the development of a federal system for telemedical consultations in recent years means that a person with a medical condition can get a consultation with a specialist in any federal medical organization. In practice, however, the public is ill-informed of the services available to them; the majority do not know about the possibility of remote consultations. Moreover, patients often have trouble getting a telemedical consultation due to existing bureaucratic barriers.
These factors greatly limit the access of a large part of the population to the full potential of the modern healthcare system, which creates reputational risks for the healthcare system as a whole and limits the system’s ability to provide the necessary volume of care.
● How can the regional residents be kept properly informed of new opportunities to receive medical care from federal medical organizations?
● What needs to be done to ensure the effective operation of the federal system of telemedical consultations? How can regional medical workers be kept in the loop?
● How is the telemedical consultation system organized in other countries? What best practices can be borrowed?
● What are the best regional practices for increasing access to medical care?
● How will the new changes affect the quality of medical care?
● Will pricing need to be adjusted?
Anton Yaremchuk, CEO, Vernoe Napravlenie ANPO
Alexey Baindurashvili, Director, H. Turner National Medical Research Centre for Children’s Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery Federal State Budgetary Institution under the Ministry of Health of Russia
Armais Kamalov, Director, University Clinic, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Head of the Urology and Andrology Department, Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Evgeny Kamkin, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Evgeniy Chekin, Deputy Chairman of the Government of of Kamchatka Territory
Elena Chernyakova, Chairman, Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund
Front row participant
Ilya Buchkovsky, Member of the Board, Vernoe Napravlenie ANPO