Digitalization of healthcare, education, employment systems are among the Government’s priorities in 2018
During today’s Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, heads of Ministries of the social cluster reported on the plans for the execution of tasks given by the Head of State at the extended Government meeting.
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Madina Abylkassymova in her report outlined the main priority of the Ministry’s work in 2018 – emphasis will be placed on executing the instruction of the Head of State to formalize the self-employed population.
Firstly, a draft law on the legalization of the activities of the informal and self-employed will be developed, which will introduce a mandatory simplified registration of the activities of the self-employed.
There will be tax incentives for the self-employed to step out of the shadows, tax administration will be simplified. We will also designate a single definition self-employed population in all laws and NRAs in accordance with best international practices, � Madina Abylkassymova said.
Secondly, a Road Map will be implemented to formalize and involve the informal population in the economy of the country and, accordingly, in the compulsory social medical insurance system.
Thirdly, there will be training and involvement of the self-employed population in productive employment. This will result in full-scale preparedness for the introduction of OSMS in the current year.
The Ministry’s next priority is the training of skills required for the new digital economy and the creation of high-quality workplaces.
There will be an update professional standards and corresponding educational programs; in conjunction with enterprises, Roadmaps will be implemented for managing flows of labor resources between branches of economy. The Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship Development Program will also carry on. 87 billion tenge was set aside for its implementation in 2018, it is planned to cover 571 thousand people.
In addition, measures will be taken to stimulate the involvement of foreign labor in new promising sectors of the economy.
Madina Abylkassymova also noted that in 2018, special attention will be paid to the digitalization of the social and labor sphere.
The electronic labor exchange has been operating all over the country since January 1 of this year. More than 200 employment services have already been connected to it, including private employment agencies and Internet sites. We are planning this year to double the number of people employed through this electronic labor exchange, � Madina Abylkassymova reported.
Further development will be ensured through three projects: the electronic labor exchange, the e-HR system (electronic labor contracts and record books), the electronic portal of social services.
Minister of Education Yerlan Sagadiyev noted in his report that in accordance with the instructions of the Head of State for 2018, given at the extended Government meeting, measures will be taken to launch computer science classes in primary schools.
For example, if in 2007 the subject computer science in schools began in seventh grade, in 2014 – in fifth. In 2018, it starts in third grade, � Yerlan Sagadiyev reported.
In addition, in 2018, the Ministry of Education and Science plans to fully automate public services in education: from automatic enrollment in kindergartens to confirmation of PhD.
This year, a pilot project Digital Education will be launched in the cities of Pavlodar and Shymkent, which will lead to a one hundred percent transition to paperless reporting.
In addition, the Unified Information System of Science of Kazakhstan will be developed.
Deputy Minister of Healthcare Alexei Tsoi in his turn noted that in the healthcare sector, priority in 2018 is also given to digitalization of the industry.
According to Alexei Tsoi, Karaganda, Akmola, Kostanay, and West Kazakhstan regions launched pilot paperless medical record-keeping on January 1.
To achieve the target model and ensure the implementation of CSMI in the shortest time, the Ministry of Healthcare proposes the following plan for the transition to paperless healthcare:
– From April 1, 2018 to switch to paperless health care in the health organizations of South Kazakhstan, Mangystau and Pavlodar regions and Almaty;
– From July 1 – in Zhambyl, North-Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda and Atyrau regions;
– From October 1 – in Astana, Almaty, Aktobe and East Kazakhstan regions.
The Deputy Minister announced the estimated impact of the measures taken. Thanks to the integration of MISs (e.g. – medical information systems) with electronic health passports, doctors will have a full picture of the health status of patients, the queues in clinics will be reduced through preliminary online registration, and the number of visits to district doctors will be reduced from three to one. Patients will be able to receive consultations, prescriptions from doctors, sick leave certificates, test results, without leaving home.
“This is especially important for people in remote rural areas. Patients will begin to actively participate in health promotion through online health monitoring, � Deputy Minister of Healthcare Alexei Tsoi said.
In addition, according to the projected estimates of the Ministry of Healthcare, based on the pilot project of the Karaganda region, the following economic effect is expected on a national scale: direct impact is about 9.5 billion tenge per year, indirect impact � about 50 billion tenge annually.
Minister of Information and Communication Dauren Abayev in his speech reported on plans for ramping up public awareness efforts.
Awareness-raising activities related to digitalization will be carried out within the framework of a specially developed information strategy and the Single Republic’s Media Plan for 2018. We evaluated the PR potential of all activities, identified the main target groups and key messages, selected the optimal channels of communication, � Dauren Abayev said.
In total, until the end of 2018, about 1500 different information products will be produced covering an audience of about 10 million people. In addition, an algorithm for informational interaction between state bodies in the field of digitalization has been developed. A project office has been created on the basis of Zerde Holding. By 2021, the Ministry of Information and Communication plans to provide 1249 villages with high-speed Internet. About 2.5 million people live in the coverage zone.
In terms of training specialists in the field of digitalization, the Ministry conducted training seminars for employees of all state bodies, which are in digitalization offices. A timetable was developed for their training on the premises of the Academy of State Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev University and Zerde holding with the involvement of international companies such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft.
In addition, professional courses will be conducted for teachers on educational programs, which involve the use of ICTs. It is also planned to open competence centers in the country’s universities and ICT departments at enterprises.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan