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Governments use OGP to build stronger healthcare systems through open data and participatory, accountable public decision-making.

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Overview

Healthcare accounts for a large proportion of government budgets, but increased spending has often not been matched by improvements in outcomes. Governments collecting increased health data are also looking for ways to empower citizens to use this information to take control of their own medical care.  

OGP members have taken an extremely varied approach to dealing with healthcare. Of the more than 140 OGP commitments addressing healthcare, the majority concern data publication on patient outcomes. Other commitments involve citizens participating in decisions about health, such as clinic construction or policy design, or promoting greater accountability. 

Open government can help governments expand access and service delivery to even the most marginalized communities, especially with child and maternal care. It can also help build strong, effective health systems and spur investment in critical research.

The 2019 OGP Global Report suggests future commitments may consider addressing universal health coverage, primary care, and reproductive health.


Health FS

Health Fact Sheet

Snapshot of global progress and member-level examples of health reform in OGP

Health Design

Global-Report Health

OGP members have taken an extremely varied approach to dealing with health, from citizen monitoring of local expenditures to bringing members of the public into major regulatory and policy decisions...


Recommendations

  • Provide easily accessible and up-to-date data on healthcare services and providers. Uruguay’s A Tu Servicio portal puts the power in the hands of consumers, who can use the portal to rate and choose their healthcare providers.
  • Provide transparent procurement information to save resources.  In Ukraine, an open procurement system, ProZorro, led to around two thousand healthcare organizations saving an average of fifteen percent on all of their procurements.
  • Create a one-stop shop for citizens to access their medical files and other information. The Bulgarian government launched The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), a new national health system, to reduce the time and administrative challenges people face in accessing their medical files, navigating reimbursement claims and lists of approved medicines, and maintaining their healthcare rights.
  • Tailor community approaches to healthcare by working to ensure good delivery. In Mongolia, newly-trained citizen social accountability activists engage with the government to improve public service delivery, like healthcare, in their communities. So far, trainees have identified potential savings equivalent to ten percent of the health budget.  
  • Codify access to healthcare for marginalized and oppressed groups.  Buenos Aires created a comprehensive and public database containing information on the availability of sexual and reproductive health services, and a geolocation map of the centers to increase access to their services.

OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

These are members making OGP commitments to improve their performance in the respective policy area. As members that have demonstrated political commitment through OGP, the next step is ensuring that implemented commitments have maximal impact.

Key
Indicates that member has a starred commitment in this policy area.


Resources

  1. Health Fact Sheet

    Snapshot of global progress and member-level examples of health reform in OGP

    2019, Document, PDF

  2. Making the Case for Open Contracting in Healthcare Procurement

    Healthcare and public procurement both suffer from high levels of corruption and the point at which they converge, procurement within…

    2017, Stories, Web Page

  3. Global-Report_Health

    OGP members have taken an extremely varied approach to dealing with health, from citizen monitoring of local expenditures to bringing…

    2019, Document, PDF

  4. USAID: Acting on the Call

    The goal of foreign assistance is to end its need to exist. As countries move along the Journey to Self-Reliance,…

    2019, Outbound Link, Web Page

  5. The Impact of Open Government: Assessing the Evidence

    Open government has in recent years emerged as an area of intense activity and fervent hope for some of our…

    2016, Outbound Link, Web Page


Commitments

  1. Starred commitment Comprehensive Portal Providing Information and Channel Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the City of Buenos Aires.

    BUE0004, 2017, E-Government

  2. Starred commitment Improve Provision and Quality of Education and Health Services

    MN0023, 2016, E-Government

  3. Starred commitment Citizen Monitoring Air Quality

    UY0097, 2016, Capacity Building

  4. Starred commitment Well-Being Duty

    UK0089, 2016, E-Government

  5. Starred commitment Public Health Services

    PY0031, 2016, E-Government

  6. Starred commitment Medicines and Health Technologies Transparent

    CO0036, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  7. Starred commitment Preparing a Digital Reform of the Public Welfare Areas

    DK0026, 2012, E-Government

  8. Starred commitment National Health Information System

    BG0011, 2012, E-Government

  9. Starred commitment Development of e-Health Care

    BG0020, 2012, E-Government

  10. Starred commitment E-Health

    ES0009, 2012, Health

  11. Open Data for Public Health

    US0110, 2019, E-Government

  12. Make open data accessible

    SE0018, 2019, E-Government

  13. Citizen Participation in Health

    LK0027, 2019, E-Government

  14. Campaign Against Youth Drug Use

    LK0028, 2019, Education

  15. Open Official Statistics

    BA0004, 2019, Capacity Building

  16. Electronic Services

    GE0086, 2018, E-Government

  17. Contraception Distribution

    CI0023, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. I. Gov. Zugdidi

    GE0087, 2018, Capacity Building

  19. Indicators of Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    UY0125, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. Health Sector Transparency and Establish a Cost Impact Assessment Mechanism

    MK0128, 2018, Capacity Building

  21. Quality Indicators of the Institutes of Highly Specialized Medicine

    UY0134, 2018, E-Government

  22. Open Hospital Discharge Records

    UY0135, 2018, E-Government

  23. Public Healthcare Service Delivery

    ELG0007, 2018, E-Government

  24. Patient Response System

    HN0077, 2018, E-Government

  25. Capacity-Building and Oversight on Nutrition Policy

    BR0103, 2018, Capacity Building

  26. Open Contracting Data Standards

    KAD0002, 2018, E-Government

  27. Open Geo-Spatial Data for Development

    KE0020, 2018, E-Government

  28. Transparency and Participation in Health Data

    ID0093, 2018, E-Government

  29. Public Service Data

    ID0094, 2018, E-Government

  30. Open Data - Health

    KG0003, 2018, E-Government

  31. Health Service Data

    ID0099, 2018, E-Government

  32. Public Consultation Reform

    ID0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  33. Reporting System Cost Health Services Used by Each Beneficiary

    PY0040, 2018, Health

  34. Exploring Medical Assistance Program

    AM0043, 2018, E-Government

  35. Improve Data Use

    SCO0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  36. Safety Inspection System

    KR0039, 2018, Health

  37. Tracking Anemia and Child Malnutrition

    LAL0010, 2018, Capacity Building

  38. Disclosure of the Amount of Harmful Substance Contained in Foods

    KR0043, 2018, Environment and Climate

  39. Open National Priority Data

    KR0046, 2018, Environment and Climate

  40. Design and Implementation of the Public Agenda Online Services ( Phase 1 )

    GT0093, 2018, E-Government

  41. Re-Qualification, Rehabilitation, and Accessibility Program

    CV0002, 2018, Health

  42. Institutional Strengthening of 425 Health Posts Located In Municipalities Prioritized by the National Strategy for Prevention of Chronic Malnutrition -ENPDC- of the Departments of Quiché, San Marcos, Huehuetenango, Chiquimula, Totonicapan, Sololá and Alta Verapaz.

    GT0102, 2018, Health

  43. Strengthening Coordination and Interagency Information on Food and Nutrition Security.

    GT0103, 2018, E-Government

  44. Scheme for Establishing Health Service Accreditation Entity

    AF0006, 2017, Capacity Building

  45. Improving Quality of Public Services

    BOJ0005, 2017, Capacity Building

  46. Sectorial Catalog Standardized and Interoperable

    PE0076, 2017, Capacity Building

  47. Information Central Emergency Services Hospital (Availability of Operational Beds)

    PE0077, 2017, Capacity Building

  48. Being Transparent Accreditation System of Insureds

    PE0078, 2017, E-Government

  49. Introduction of Civic Control and Accessibility Mechanisms for Municipal Services

    TBI0005, 2017, Capacity Building

  50. Transparency and Participation in Health Policy: Implementation of Mechanisms to Prevent Conflicts of Interest

    AR0046, 2017, Conflicts of Interest

  51. Deepening the Openness and Transparency of Information Related to Procurement and Contracting of PAMI

    AR0047, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  52. Monitoring of the National Action Plan for the Prevention, Assistance and Eradication of Violence Against Women 2017-2019

    AR0049, 2017, E-Government

  53. Open Contracting

    NG0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  54. Nationwide Deployment of Telemedicine

    DK0056, 2017, E-Government

  55. My Log

    DK0057, 2017, E-Government

  56. Anti-Corruption Activity Coordination

    NG0009, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  57. Disclose Information on the Receipt of Funds, Medicines and Medical Supplies, Distribution of Medicines, Medical Supplies and Patients Treated on the Website of the Municipality July 2017

    KIG0002, 2017, Audits and Controls

  58. Participation of Children, Adolescents (NNA) and Communities for Transparency in the Management of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare

    CO0067, 2017, Capacity Building

  59. Citizen Committees to Control Racket in Public Administration

    BF0007, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  60. Information on Gender-Based Violence

    ES0039, 2017, Gender

  61. Improving Public Access to Preventive and Curative Strategies to Combat Chronic Kidney Disease

    LK0001, 2016, Health

  62. Transparent Policy to Provide Safe and Affordable Medicines for All

    LK0002, 2016, Capacity Building

  63. National Health Performance

    LK0003, 2016, Capacity Building

  64. Gender

    SL0012, 2016, Capacity Building

  65. Foriegn Aid Transparency

    SL0013, 2016, Aid

  66. Open Data on Health Programs

    MK0100, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  67. Increased Budgetary Fund Benefits in Preventive and Curative Health Protection for Citizens

    MK0105, 2016, Capacity Building

  68. Create and Broadcast Social Advertisements That Target Corruption in the Healthcare System

    LT0018, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  69. Health Online

    SV0084, 2016, Capacity Building

  70. Support Openness and Transparency Initiatives Around the World

    CA0059, 2016, Aid

  71. Monitoring Health Sector

    HN0054, 2016, E-Government

  72. Electronic System of Registration of e-Prescription in the Republic of Albania

    AL0058, 2016, E-Government

  73. Releasing Ministerial Research Reports

    NL0022, 2016, Health

  74. Open Data and Information Governance in Health

    BR0090, 2016, E-Government

  75. Develop Healthcare Services and Automate the Healthcare Sector Through Electronic Linkages

    JO0052, 2016, Capacity Building

  76. Public Information Disclosure Through Ministry of Health

    ID0063, 2016, E-Government

  77. Strengthen the Actions of Health Promotion Aimed at the Recognition of Obesity as a Disease, Involving the Public and All Levels of Government Through Mechanisms of Transparency and Accountability to Avoid the Potential Conflict of Interest Throughout the Policy Cycle Public on the Matter.

    MX0070, 2016, Conflicts of Interest

  78. Strengthen the Actions of Health Promotion Aimed at the Recognition of Obesity as a Disease, Involving the Public and All Levels of Government Through Mechanisms of Transparency and Accountability to Avoid the Potential Conflict of Interest Throughout the Policy Cycle Public on the Matter.

    MX0072, 2016, Conflicts of Interest

  79. e-Referrals and e-Prescriptions

    BG0046, 2016, E-Government

  80. Progress in Implementing the Model First Level Health Care

    GT0083, 2016, Capacity Building

  81. Consultations and Dialogue on International Instruments

    UY0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  82. Launch of the Unified Healthcare System Information Portal

    GE0043, 2016, Capacity Building

  83. Dialogue and Information on Care System

    UY0081, 2016, Capacity Building

  84. Information System for Monitoring Health Goals

    UY0082, 2016, Capacity Building

  85. Social Monitoring of the National School Feeding Program

    PE0057, 2015, Audits and Controls

  86. Accountability of Programs Aimed at Children

    PE0061, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  87. Support Medicine Research Throught Opening up Relevant Data of the Field

    US0060, 2015, Health

  88. Support Transparency Law - National Institutions

    CO0028, 2015, Education

  89. Cycles Opening of Information in the Sectors of Education, Health, Environment, Justice and Social Inclusion

    CO0031, 2015, Education

  90. Actions of Dialogue with Citizenship to Strengthen Participation and Accountability

    CO0044, 2015, Capacity Building

  91. Social Map

    CO0048, 2015, E-Government

  92. Online Procedures - Yes Virtual

    CO0052, 2015, E-Government

  93. Publication of Drug Supply

    SV0062, 2014, Health

  94. Public Decision-Making Transparency

    LT0013, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  95. Promoting Anti-Corruption Education

    LT0014, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  96. Monitoring the Path of Medicines and Supplies

    HN0045, 2014, Health

  97. To Make Budget Data (Eight Key Budget Reports), Audit Committee Reports and Tax Exemptions Publicly Available by December 2014.

    TZ0028, 2014, E-Government

  98. Improve Quality of Openness in Health Services

    ID0031, 2014, Health

  99. Community Empowerment to Handle Poor Society and People with Disabilities and Special Needs

    ID0043, 2014, Health

  100. Opening Data Collected from the National Health System

    RO0023, 2014, Health

  101. Opening Data Collected from the Monitoring of Preventive Measures as Part of the National Anticorruption Strategy 2012-2015

    RO0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  102. Strategy for Digital Welfare

    DK0043, 2014, E-Government

  103. Dialogue Channels and Citizen Participation

    PY0021, 2014, Health

  104. Ensuring Public Awareness About Health Care Financing

    AM0018, 2014, E-Government

  105. Technical Discussions with Civil Society, Academia, Business Sector and Open Government.

    GT0035, 2014, Health

  106. Institutionalizing the First Level of Health Care

    GT0038, 2014, Health

  107. Monitoring and Follow-Up Aid for Catastrophic Illnesses.

    DO0032, 2014, E-Government

  108. Information System Health Centers.

    DO0033, 2014, E-Government

  109. Dissemination of Information for the Exercise of the Rights of Users of Health

    UY0036, 2014, E-Government

  110. Teleimagenología Service - Salud.Uy Program

    UY0056, 2014, E-Government

  111. Publishing Information About Budget and Program Implementation of Health Budgets, with Particular Focus on the Budgetary and Financial Implementation of Preventive Programs of the Ministry of Health, Obtained Through a Procedure of Access to Public Information Www.Esem.Org.Mk

    MK0061, 2014, E-Government

  112. Accessibility of National Health System Microdata

    ES0017, 2014, Health

  113. Creation of the Spanish Council on Drug Dependence

    ES0022, 2014, Health

  114. Implementation of the Open Budget Initiative

    MK0072, 2014, Fiscal Transparency

  115. Accessibility Evaluation of Government Infrastructure.

    SV0045, 2013, Capacity Building

  116. Accessibility for Blind People Government Portal

    SV0046, 2013, Capacity Building

  117. Training to Improve Services for People with Disabilities

    SV0047, 2013, Capacity Building

  118. Buying Drugs

    SV0055, 2013, Health

  119. NHS England Website and Network

    UK0043, 2013, Health

  120. Health Care Data

    UK0056, 2013, Health

  121. Digital Inclusion of Health Councils

    BR0044, 2013, E-Government

  122. Improvement of Active Transparency and of the Unique Health System’ Ombudsman Unit

    BR0053, 2013, Health

  123. Strengthening of the National Audit System of the Unique Health System (SUS)

    BR0054, 2013, Audits and Controls

  124. Access to Health Data

    NO0041, 2013, E-Government

  125. Electronic System for Public Consultations

    BR0068, 2013, E-Government

  126. Improvement of Health Services Through the Increased Use of the National Health Card

    BR0069, 2013, Health

  127. Development of the Unique Health System Letter

    BR0072, 2013, Health

  128. Open Data to the Public

    US0046, 2013, E-Government

  129. Monitoring of the National Plan for Food and Nutrition Security (PLANSAN)

    BR0080, 2013, Health

  130. Electronically Implement the Veterinary Product

    CR0005, 2013, E-Government

  131. Computer System in Hospitals

    SV0022, 2013, E-Government

  132. Health Cards Right

    SV0023, 2013, Health

  133. Health Complaints System

    SV0024, 2013, Health

  134. Increasing the Accessibility of Services Provided to the Public.

    LT0005, 2012, E-Government

  135. Client Service Charters

    TZ0005, 2012, E-Government

  136. Reporting on Medical Supply Orders

    TZ0007, 2012, E-Government

  137. Reports on Tax Exemptions

    TZ0023, 2012, E-Government

  138. Higher Quality Health

    CO0004, 2012, Capacity Building

  139. Promoting Public Participation: 1.C. Open Data Portal

    KE0006, 2012, Education

  140. Integrated Health Management System (E-Health)

    PY0006, 2012, E-Government

  141. Public Health Information

    MK0035, 2012, Health

  142. Easily Accessible and Better Healthcare

    GE0004, 2012, E-Government

  143. Health Subsidies

    ID0003, 2011, Health

  144. Publish List of Subsidy Beneficiaries

    MX0008, 2011, Education

  145. Publish Budget Assigned to Federal Entities for Medical Purchases

    MX0011, 2011, Fiscal Transparency


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