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Estonian Medical Certificate

Submitted by rruggia on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 10:01

Estonian Medical Certificate Every person needs to have a valid medical certificate for the duration of their driving license. When a medical certificate expires, a new medical certificate must be submitted to the Road Administration. Once issued, the certificate is automatically transmitted to the motor registry.

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estonia
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Health
ICT
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Empowering the health workforce Strategies to make the most of the digital revolution

Submitted by ndewulf on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:56

Digital transformation in the health sector is not a simple matter of technical change, but requires adaptive change in human attitudes and skills as well as of legal frameworks and  the organisation of work. 

The author of this report is Karolina Socha­ Dietrich, OECD Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social  Affairs (ELS), Health Division.   This report was prepared for the 2020 German Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with  the support from the German Federal Ministry of Health (2020).  

 

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Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action Meeting report

Submitted by ndewulf on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 13:58

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This report follows the meeting, Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO would like to express its sincere thanks to those who participated in the meeting: representatives from Member States, UN agencies, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, editors of journals, academia, institutions and WHO collaborating centres.

Global challenges
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Health
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SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE: A guidebook for planning

Submitted by mgerecke on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:58

This guidebook is designed to be used by planners, policy-makers and stakeholders in countries that are considering the introduction social health insurance (SHI) as a replacement for or to supplement to existing financing mechanisms for health care. This book is not meant to be an advocacy tool but a technical guide for those who are interested in the issues and techniques of SHI.

Global challenges
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Health promotion
Health Insurance
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The Philippines to Suspend Social Security and Healthcare Premium Hikes for 2021

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 16:13

aseanbriefing.com (18.02.2021) The House of Representatives in the Philippines have passed House Bill No. 8461 (HB 8461) which seeks to authorize the President to suspend the premium contribution hike to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), in addition to House Bill No. 8512 (HB 8512), which provides the President the power to defer the scheduled hike in contributions to the Social Security System (SSS). Both PhilHealth and the SSS were mandated by existing laws to increase their premium rates in 2021.

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philippines, the
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Health
Contribution Collection and Compliance

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Oxfam: The inequality virus report

Submitted by delziniy on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:30

Oxfam (Feb 2021)  The report shows that COVID-19 has the potential to increase economic inequality in almost every country at once, the first time this has happened since records began over a century ago. Rising inequality means it could take at least 14 times longer for the number of people living in poverty to return to pre-pandemic levels than it took for the fortunes of the top 1,000, mostly White male, billionaires to bounce back.

 

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Africa
Asia
Americas
Europe
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Health
Covid-19
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Andorra: Free antigen self-test for the Christmas holidays and regulation of prices

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 20:47

Government of Andorra (23.12.2020) The Minister of Health, Joan Martínez Benazet, announced on Wednesday that the Government will offer a second free antigen self-test to all residents of the country over the age of 6: “it was a measure we had already planned but we needed more stock to be able to carry it out ”. In this sense, the holder of the portfolio has indicated that during this Wednesday they will be made available to the commons in the coming days so that they can distribute them with the operations that have been organized from the corporations.

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Andorra
Global challenges
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Health
Health Insurance
Financing

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Covid-19: Debunking fake news among slum-dwellers

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 15:46

ideasforindia.in (21.01.2021) Urban slum-dwellers are among the groups that are most at-risk of Covid-19, and their precarious situation is further compounded by rampant misinformation regarding the Virus. Based on a survey of about 4,000 households in slum areas in Uttar Pradesh, this article shows that recorded phone messages from doctors giving information on Covid-19 – along with high financial incentives to pay attention – can debunk related fake news.

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india
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Health

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Germany: More digitalisation in nursing

Submitted by mmarquez on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:58

German Government (20.01.2021) Thanks to the Act for the Digital Modernisation of Care and Nursing on January 20th, 2021, midwives and other healthcare professionals will in future be able to offer telemedicine services, and will be paid for these. In addition, it is to become easier to use e-prescriptions, even internationally. Besides this, a brief patient file is to be created, meaning that patients will be able to share important information with their doctors even if they are in another EU member state.

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germany
Global challenges
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Health
Employment
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Germany: Act for the Digital Modernisation of Care and Nursing

Submitted by mmarquez on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:14

German Government (20.01.2021) The importance of digitalisation in the health system and the need to make better use of the potentials offered by digitalisation has become particularly evident during the pandemic. In the future, it is to be possible to include digital applications, such as fall prevention apps or memory training apps, in regular nursing care. In the future, it will be possible to link digital applications with the electronic patient file. To this end, on Wednesday the Cabinet approved a bill; the draft Act for the Digital Modernisation of Care and Nursing.

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germany
Global challenges
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Health
Long-term care
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