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UK - Indonesia launch Regulatory Sandbox to support digital healthcare in Indonesia

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UK Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Owen Jenkins - 


British Embassy Jakarta and The Indonesian Ministry of Health will launch a Regulatory Sandbox, a testing mechanism for digital health innovators for assessing the reliability of its business process, business models, technology and governance across Indonesia.

The launch will be held in the margins of Health Innovation Day on Tue, 30 May 2023 at the Ministry of Health and will be attended by British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Owen Jenkins and Vice Minister of Health dr. Dante Saksono Harbuwono with Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin is scheduled to deliver his speech. 

The regulatory sandbox invite regulators and service providers to jointly explore innovative business models and analyse risks to society, while developing regulations. Lessons learned during the testing process will be shared as recommendations for the development of evidence-based regulations to support the increase of Indonesia’s digital healthcare innovations.

This aims to continue drive the innovation of tele-health industry, whilst supporting the Ministry of Health’s ambition to improve standards for telemedicine in Indonesia and its health care services.

More than 60 applications from healthcare innovators had been received from all over Indonesia, 15 of them will be selected to join Regulatory Sandbox programme.
The UK has first proven the benefit of this approach for its Financial-tech sector.

First established in 2015, the sandbox offers the UK fintech industries a controlled and safe testing environment to foster innovation at early stages of development. Since then, many others have adopted this approach and embraced the sandbox as a means of providing a dynamic, evidence-based regulatory environment to test emerging technologies. 

According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Monday, The UK Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Owen Jenkins said that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift towards adoption of digital technology and this regulatory sandbox is the first big step that brings together regulators and key business players to help improve standards for the future of healthcare innovation. 

Digital health transformation enables better access for the community to obtain standardised and quality health services. This supports improvements in life quality and life expectancy. 

"The UK government stands ready to support Indonesia’s effort in transforming its health technology, in particular to support the Development of Health Innovation Ecosystem through the Regulatory Sandbox. I look forward to continuing our partnership as we promote increased networks and connections between the UK and Indonesia’s sectors of digital health and medical technology” Ambassador added. //VOI

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