The National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) was visited by the representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe and from the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. This is a follow-up visit by WHO to various institutions in Lithuania which is aimed at fulfilling the commitments to grant support in restructuring the network of healthcare facilities.
The delegation was received by Gintaras Kacevičius, the Director of the NHIF, Viačeslavas Zaksas, the Deputy Director of the NHIF, and by the representatives of the Clinical Coding Division, the Service Expertise and Control Division, and the Division of International Affairs.
The guests were introduced by the specialists of the NHIF with the principles of the Compulsory Health Insurance system operating in Lithuania, were made familiar how the means of the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund are allocated, were also introduced with the activities of the NHIF, the trends in outpatient and inpatient treatment services, assurance of their quality, management of hospital expenditure flows, were told about cooperation with the personal healthcare facilities, the information system of the NHIF called "Sveidra" and other things.
This is the second visit of the representatives of the WHO Regional Office for Europe to Lithuania this year. This time, the representatives of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh also attended meetings with the specialists of various institutions subordinate to the Ministry of Health and of health institutions. The WHO experts suggest adaptation of the training program of Healthcare Quality Governance of this college in Lithuania, and to train the heads of the hospitals, managers and other representatives of healthcare in accordance with its recommendations.
After analysing the information collected, the WHO experts plan to come to Lithuania to resume talks on the health system reform in our country at the end of this year.
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