Newly launched e-PhilHealth makes data access easier to members

2024 July 10

E-PHILHEALTH. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) president and chief executive officer Emmanuel Ledesma on Tuesday (July 9, 2024) said its digital platform which was created in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology would benefit the PhilHealth members and employees. He said it would also help healthcare providers, employers or business owners, insurance organizations and the Department of Health as pertinent healthcare data becomes accessible online. (Photo grabbed from PhilHealth video)

MANILA – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday launched its digital platform to improve delivery of universal health care to Filipinos.

In his speech at the ceremonial launch of e-PhilHealth, PhilHealth president and chief executive officer Emmanuel Ledesma said the platform is part of the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. in his State of the Nation Address last year to expedite digitalization efforts.

“Our integration to the eGov (PH) app is a testament to our commitment to delivering strategic nationwide digitalization. This integration is not just about technology, it is about transforming lives by enhancing the ease of access to government services provided by these current agencies,” he said.

The e-PhilHealth platform centralizes clinical information, streamlines processes and enhances efficiency for all users.

Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Ivan John Uy said the enhancements provide secure and user-friendly government services.

“With these new features, PhilHealth members can now effortlessly access new membership portal which includes their profile, contributions, beneficiaries and even claims history. They can also register now in any Konsulta package provider and apply for new membership,” he said.

He added PhilHealth is transitioning from its legacy databases to the new national health data repository, which incorporates advanced security features such as integration with the digital national ID, enhancing the security of identity verification.

Ma. Teresa Montemayor (PNA)