Health systems for a new India: building blocks - potential pathways to reforms
NITI Aayog released the report on ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms’. The report identifies four focus areas on future health systems: delivering on unfinished public health agenda, empowering citizens to become better buyers of health services, integration of health services to reduce out of pocket spend and digitisation of healthcare. In the report, the Aayog proposed “strategic purchasing” of services, “risk pooling” and digitisation of health records for transformation of the healthcare sector. Niti Aayog has recommended that health system financing structure should be changed in such a way that predominant undesirable out-of-pocket expenditure is reduced and spending is directed towards larger risk-pools with strong strategic purchasing capabilities.