Bureau of National Health Insurance required TPIP to provide the recommendations for changing the application format for medical payment to XML system a few days ago. Regarding this, TPIP had a query about this because that the health insurance application system should be planned by Bureau of National Health Insurance, and this system should have a uniform “public version”.
Bureau of National Health Insurance said that the application format for medical payment will be changed from the present TXT format to XML format. However, the present application format and item has not changed since the health insurance began. They thought the system without flexibility in dealing with the present requirements of the health insurance implemented works.
But TPIP showed that the application systems of National Tax Administration of Taiwan Province, Ministry of Finance, and Controlled Drugs Management Administration, and so on, are uniform planned by the administrative units and are convenient to let applicants apply for it. Regarding this, TPIP argued that Bureau of National Health Insurance should provide the public version of XML application system.
Therefore, TPIP particularly invited the official at Bureau of National Health Insurance to illustrate the issue and communicate with each other in the information management center conference on Sep. 26.
Besides, Lin Chi Hong, the director of information management center in TPIP, talked about the information security question of pharmaceutical care management system in TPIP. He said that the uploaded information of pharmaceutical care management system is used packet network with special encryption that the information will not be easy stolen by people with bad intention.
TPIP suggested Bureau of National Health Insurance to design the application software by their own and provide it to practicing pharmacists and medical units. In this way, it would be convenient to link with the pharmacies management system and protect the application information virtually to assure the individual privacy.
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