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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


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.

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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, , 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

  6. Open Response + Open Recovery: Open Service Delivery in Health – Communities and Governments Working Together

    In times of crisis more than ever, ensuring wide, efficient and timely access to public services by those who need…

    2020, , 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, Public Service Delivery

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

    MN0023, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  3. Starred commitment Citizen Monitoring Air Quality

    UY0097, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  4. Starred commitment Well-Being Duty

    UK0089, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  5. Starred commitment Public Health Services

    PY0031, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  6. Starred commitment Medicines and Health Technologies Transparent

    CO0036, 2015, Anti-Corruption

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

    DK0026, 2012, Education

  8. Starred commitment National Health Information System

    BG0011, 2012, Health

  9. Starred commitment Development of e-Health Care

    BG0020, 2012, Health

  10. Starred commitment E-Health

    ES0009, 2012, Health

  11. Enabling Citizens to Submit Health Complaints Online

    PE0088, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  12. Expand Access to Health Insurance

    PE0089, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  13. Geospatial Data on Nearby Health Services

    PE0090, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  14. Open Data for Public Health

    US0110, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  15. Make Open Data Accessible

    SE0018, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  16. Citizen Participation in Health

    LK0027, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  17. Campaign Against Youth Drug Use

    LK0028, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  18. Open Official Statistics

    BA0004, 2019, Education

  19. Transparent Procurement Process for Healthcare

    MN0035, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  20. Participation in Public Procurement Processes

    MN0038, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  21. Participatory Children's Health and Nutrition Program

    PH0064, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  22. Systematize Information About Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies

    AR0093, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  23. Monitoring Framework for Medicine Wholesalers

    AF0026, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  24. Monitoring of Private and Public Health Centers

    AF0027, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  25. Participatory Budgeting

    NG0015, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  26. Implement New Computer Program in 6 Government Ministries to Improve Service Delivery

    NG0029, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  27. Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Youth

    MX0078, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  28. Open Data

    LV0041, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  29. Public Engagement in Policymaking

    LV0044, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  30. Anti-corruption Measures

    LV0045, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  31. Electronic Services

    GE0086, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  32. Contraception Distribution

    CI0023, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  33. I. Gov. Zugdidi

    GE0087, 2018, Public Service Delivery

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

    UY0125, 2018, Public Service Delivery

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

    MK0128, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  36. Quality Indicators of the Institutes of Highly Specialized Medicine

    UY0134, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  37. Open Hospital Discharge Records

    UY0135, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  38. Public Healthcare Service Delivery

    ELG0007, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  39. Patient Response System

    HN0077, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  40. Capacity-Building and Oversight on Nutrition Policy

    BR0103, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  41. Open Contracting Data Standards

    KAD0002, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  42. Open Geo-Spatial Data for Development

    KE0020, 2018, Digital Governance

  43. Transparency and Participation in Health Data

    ID0093, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  44. Public Service Data

    ID0094, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  45. Open Data - Health

    KG0003, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  46. Health Service Data

    ID0099, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  47. Public Consultation Reform

    ID0100, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  48. Reporting System Cost Health Services Used by Each Beneficiary

    PY0040, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  49. Exploring Medical Assistance Program

    AM0043, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  50. Improve Data Use

    SCO0008, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  51. Safety Inspection System

    KR0039, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  52. Tracking Anemia and Child Malnutrition

    LAL0010, 2018, Public Service Delivery

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

    KR0043, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  54. Open National Priority Data

    KR0046, 2018, Public Service Delivery

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

    GT0093, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  56. Re-Qualification, Rehabilitation, and Accessibility Program

    CV0002, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  57. 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, Public Service Delivery

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

    GT0103, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  59. Scheme for Establishing Health Service Accreditation Entity

    AF0006, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  60. Improving Quality of Public Services

    BOJ0005, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  61. Sectorial Catalog Standardized and Interoperable

    PE0076, 2017, Public Service Delivery

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

    PE0077, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  63. Being Transparent Accreditation System of Insureds

    PE0078, 2017, Public Service Delivery

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

    TBI0005, 2017, Public Service Delivery

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

    AR0046, 2017, Anti-Corruption

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

    AR0047, 2017, Anti-Corruption

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

    AR0049, 2017, Health

  68. Open Contracting

    NG0002, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  69. Nationwide Deployment of Telemedicine

    DK0056, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  70. My Log

    DK0057, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  71. Anti-Corruption Activity Coordination

    NG0009, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  72. 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, Anti-Corruption

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

    CO0067, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  74. Citizen Committees to Control Racket in Public Administration

    BF0007, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  75. Information on Gender-Based Violence

    ES0039, 2017, Health

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

    LK0001, 2016, Public Service Delivery

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

    LK0002, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  78. National Health Performance

    LK0003, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  79. Gender

    SL0012, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  80. Foriegn Aid Transparency

    SL0013, 2016, Civic Space

  81. Open Data on Health Programs

    MK0100, 2016, Health

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

    MK0105, 2016, Health

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

    LT0018, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  84. Health Online

    SV0084, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  85. Support Openness and Transparency Initiatives Around the World

    CA0059, 2016, Health

  86. Monitoring Health Sector

    HN0054, 2016, Anti-Corruption

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

    AL0058, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  88. Releasing Ministerial Research Reports

    NL0022, 2016, Health

  89. Open Data and Information Governance in Health

    BR0090, 2016, Health

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

    JO0052, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  91. Public Information Disclosure Through Ministry of Health

    ID0063, 2016, Health

  92. 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, Anti-Corruption

  93. 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, Anti-Corruption

  94. e-Referrals and e-Prescriptions

    BG0046, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  95. Progress in Implementing the Model First Level Health Care

    GT0083, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  96. Consultations and Dialogue on International Instruments

    UY0064, 2016, Civic Space

  97. Launch of the Unified Healthcare System Information Portal

    GE0043, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  98. Dialogue and Information on Care System

    UY0081, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  99. Information System for Monitoring Health Goals

    UY0082, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  100. Social Monitoring of the National School Feeding Program

    PE0057, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  101. Accountability of Programs Aimed at Children

    PE0061, 2015, Health

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

    US0060, 2015, Health

  103. Support Transparency Law - National Institutions

    CO0028, 2015, Education

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

    CO0031, 2015, Education

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

    CO0044, 2015, Education

  106. Social Map

    CO0048, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  107. Online Procedures - Yes Virtual

    CO0052, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  108. Publication of Drug Supply

    SV0062, 2014, Health

  109. Public Decision-Making Transparency

    LT0013, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  110. Promoting Anti-Corruption Education

    LT0014, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  111. Monitoring the Path of Medicines and Supplies

    HN0045, 2014, Health

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

    TZ0028, 2014, Education

  113. Improve Quality of Openness in Health Services

    ID0031, 2014, Public Service Delivery

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

    ID0043, 2014, Health

  115. Opening Data Collected from the National Health System

    RO0023, 2014, Anti-Corruption

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

    RO0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  117. Strategy for Digital Welfare

    DK0043, 2014, Education

  118. Dialogue Channels and Citizen Participation

    PY0021, 2014, Health

  119. Ensuring Public Awareness About Health Care Financing

    AM0018, 2014, Health

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

    GT0035, 2014, Health

  121. Institutionalizing the First Level of Health Care

    GT0038, 2014, Health

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

    DO0032, 2014, Health

  123. Information System Health Centers.

    DO0033, 2014, Health

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

    UY0036, 2014, Health

  125. Teleimagenología Service - Salud.Uy Program

    UY0056, 2014, Public Service Delivery

  126. 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, Health

  127. Accessibility of National Health System Microdata

    ES0017, 2014, Health

  128. Creation of the Spanish Council on Drug Dependence

    ES0022, 2014, Health

  129. Implementation of the Open Budget Initiative

    MK0072, 2014, Health

  130. Accessibility Evaluation of Government Infrastructure.

    SV0045, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  131. Accessibility for Blind People Government Portal

    SV0046, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  132. Training to Improve Services for People with Disabilities

    SV0047, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  133. Buying Drugs

    SV0055, 2013, Health

  134. NHS England Website and Network

    UK0043, 2013, Health

  135. Health Care Data

    UK0056, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  136. Digital Inclusion of Health Councils

    BR0044, 2013, Health

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

    BR0053, 2013, Health

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

    BR0054, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  139. Access to Health Data

    NO0041, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  140. Electronic System for Public Consultations

    BR0068, 2013, Health

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

    BR0069, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  142. Development of the Unique Health System Letter

    BR0072, 2013, Health

  143. Open Data to the Public

    US0046, 2013, Health

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

    BR0080, 2013, Health

  145. Electronically Implement the Veterinary Product

    CR0005, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  146. Computer System in Hospitals

    SV0022, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  147. Health Cards Right

    SV0023, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  148. Health Complaints System

    SV0024, 2013, Public Service Delivery

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

    LT0005, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  150. Client Service Charters

    TZ0005, 2012, Education

  151. Reporting on Medical Supply Orders

    TZ0007, 2012, Health

  152. Reports on Tax Exemptions

    TZ0023, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  153. Higher Quality Health

    CO0004, 2012, Public Service Delivery

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

    KE0006, 2012, Education

  155. Integrated Health Management System (E-Health)

    PY0006, 2012, Health

  156. Public Health Information

    MK0035, 2012, Health

  157. Easily Accessible and Better Healthcare

    GE0004, 2012, Health

  158. Health Subsidies

    ID0003, 2011, Health

  159. Publish List of Subsidy Beneficiaries

    MX0008, 2011, Education

  160. Publish Budget Assigned to Federal Entities for Medical Purchases

    MX0011, 2011, Anti-Corruption


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