The Minister of Health of Belarus Dmirtii Pinevich approved the Workplan for the Ministry of Health (MoH) for 2023. The workplan summarized current projects and activities performed in 2022 and outlined the work priorities for 2023.
Among ongoing activities, the Ministry reported implementing the new State program “Population health and demographic security” for years 2021-2025, as well as other state programs such as Scientific-technological and innovation development strategy, and the State program on digital development of Belarus. Recent developments include the creation of legal basis for new health financing mechanisms. The MoH continued transition to outcome-based health financing, planned within 2021-2025. Outcome-based reimbursement affected primary care and specialized outpatient care within per person budget norms, and inpatient care within diagnostic-related groups. According to the MoH, this new health financing approach allows uniform accounting of medical services volume and a more efficient health financing.
Priorities for 2023 include: further improving quality of care through national implementation of accreditation of healthcare facilities; creation of a uniform preventive environment through health status monitoring systems and decision-support tools; further expansion of effective disease screening and early cancer detection at inter-district centers for the rural population; continuing of health preservation, health promotion activities, and development of electronic healthcare services.