[Registration closed] 68th Breakfast Meeting: Strengthening Insurer Functions – The Perspective of the National Federation of Health Insurance Societies – (February 6, 2018)
date : 1/11/2018
*Registration has closed.
As the Japanese population continues to age, national medical expenses have been increasing year by year, and securing medical insurance resources is becoming more difficult. The issue of how to efficiently distribute limited resources is growing in importance. In recent years, as a solution to this issue, many in Japan are focusing on preventive measures to extend the healthy life expectancy of the country’s citizens. One such measure now drawing great attention is analyses of health insurance claims databases by payers. More and more, payers are expected to carry out such analyses to help them actively promote their subscribers’ health, and disease prevention measures. Such analyses also help payers improve the quality of life of their subscribers, which is an important issue for payers. The Japan Revitalization Strategy approved by the Cabinet in June 2013 states that all insurance societies should plan and implement “data health plans” on the use of claims data analyses for the maintenance and promotion of subscriber health, and publish these plans. The implementation of these plans is one solution for problems related to health promotion.
In light of the above, and as expectations for the strengthening of insurer functions continue to increase, a consideration of the kinds of initiatives being carried out at health insurance societies and the kinds of issues they face could help everyone to deepen their understanding of insurer functions.
For this breakfast meeting, HGPI will invite Mr. Shinya Kusuda, Chief of the Social Security Research Group in the Planning Division of the National Federation of Health Insurance Societies (Kenporen). Mr. Kusuda will talk about systems for the delivery of healthcare in Japan, and the strengthening of insurer functions.
Kenporen is an organization which supports approximately 1,400 insurance societies. It works to plan systems for the delivery of healthcare in Japan, and strengthen insurer functions.
Mr. Shinya Kusuda (Planning Division, KENPOREN. National Federation of Health Insurance Societies)
・What are insurer functions? – The results of a public survey in 2017 by Kenporen –
・Corrections of the gap between insurer finances and the systems they are expected to support / How should incentives be set up for insurers?
・How should insurers get involved with systems for healthcare delivery in Japan – The results of analyses of the Database of Health Insurance Claim Information
・Public opinion survey on the medical insurance system in Japan (Kenporen)
・Analysis of the Database of Health Insurance Claim Information for medical politics III (Kenporen）
*For more information about these reports, please see here.
**Available only in Japanese.
■Date & Time
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:00-9:15am (Doors open 7:45am)
EGG JAPAN (10th floor, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
General: 2,500 JPN Yen
Students: 1,500 JPN Yen (Student ID required)
Individual Supporting Members: Free
*This meeting will be conducted in Japanese.
**Registration will close at 10:00, January 22. Participants will be selected by a draw of lots and will be informed of the result by the end of January 23. We appreciate your understanding on this matter.
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