The developers of The Kazakh National Formulary have conducted a series of workshops for health professionals. They have presented the new information resource containing information on drugs with proven efficacy, their costs and recommendations on use.
The database is open not only for health professionals but for the general public. The regularly updated drug information will allow prescribers to keep abreast with the latest developments in the pharmaceutical sphere, to select the correct drug dosage and avoid prescribing errors.
The Accreditation Center of RCHD has developed a draft of national accreditation standards for hospitals. Representatives of accredited health facilities, domestic and international experts in healthcare quality and accreditation, including a member of AGI Gulf International Professor Assaf al Assaf, advisor to Vice-Minister of MHSD RoK on accreditation of health facilities Ainur Aiypkhanova, practicing health professionals and representatives of authorized bodies and professional medical societies were involved in this work.
The Disease Management Programme (DMP) will roll out in 5 regions of Kazakhstan. On May 5, 2016 there will be a presentation of DMP in polyclinic #5. Within its framework there will be a workshop for the specialists which will be involved in the implementation of this project in the regions. In the course of two days doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and healthy lifestyle specialists will be mastering methods of communication with the patients enrolled in this programme.
DMP is being implemented in Kazakhstan since 2013. A pilot has been tested in 7 polyclinics of North-Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions. More than 1200 patients suffering from hypertension, diabetes and chronic heart failure have been involved in it.
Starting from September 28, certified experts of the Republican Center for Health Development (RCHD) are carrying out accreditation of medical organizations across the country. Over 240 medical organizations expressed their willingness to demonstrate high quality of medical services they provide in their own regions and prove that through undergoing the accreditation procedure.
Accreditation is currently a voluntary procedure. This year 202 public and 39 private health facilities applied for accreditation. A certificate of accreditation issued to policlinics and hospitals will enable them to be granted a government contractual order for provision of the state guaranteed benefit package (SGBP). Besides, the accreditation certificate serves as evidence that a medical organization is making all the efforts to improve its performance and is moving towards the international standards of health care provision.