The Central Health Services of the Spanish public system have to manage a high volume of resources to ensure the attention to citizens. In some cases, this organizational task becomes especially complicated, mainly due to the vast dimensions of the service. The solution to the problem is found through information technologies.
With the rollout of EDI technology (Electronic Data interchange), public health services can safely and directly exchange error-free business documents with suppliers, such as orders, despatch advices or invoices, which affect supply chain automation and so have a positive effect on the quality of the service provided to the citizens.
This technology is now increasingly relevant, with theentry in force on 15 January 2015, of Law 25/2013, which requires all health services to set up systems that allow the reception and processing in electronic format of all invoices received from their suppliers. The Murcian Health Service, affected by this Law, is ahead of the times specified by law, and has launched its platform for receiving and managing electronic invoices in Facturae format, placing their trust in EDICOM’s technology and expertise in the rollout of systems for e-billing with the Administration.
MURCIAN HEALTH SERVICE FACTURAE PLATFORM
Through the Murcia Region portal, the Murcian Health Service offers its suppliers a platform for the processing of invoices by electronic means, fulfilling the criteria of Law 25/2013, such as the receipt of invoices in Facturae 3.2 format and the creation of a general point of entry for invoices, where the documents will be received and registered.
The platform offers two connectivity systems for suppliers, either by accessing and managing the documents through a web portal, or automatically through the integration services provided by the EDICOM Communications Hub.
The platform is currently already up and running and the connection tasks to link up all suppliers of the Murcia public body with its general entry point for invoicing are well underway, so it is highly likely that they will all be ready before the set deadline of January 15, 2015.