UI-Ministry of  State-owned Enterprises Collaboration in Hospital Human Resources and Three Pillars of Higher Education


UI-Ministry of  State-owned Enterprises Collaboration in Hospital Human Resources and Three Pillars of Higher Education

Delli Asterina – FEB UI Public Relations Officer

Depok, 23/6/2020 – Universitas Indonesia (UI) has entered into a partnership deal with the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises to promote the implementation of the Three Pillars of Higher Education, namely education, research and community service. The collaboration was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Minister of State-owned Enterprises Erick Thohir, MBA, and UI Rector Prof. Ari Kuncoro, SE., MA., Ph.D. at the Assembly Hall, UI Depok campus, Tuesday (23/6).

Concurent with the signing of the MoU, UI Hospital (RSUI) President Director dr. Astuti Giantini, Sp.PK, MPH, and Pertamina Bina Medika Indonesia Healthcare Corporation (Pertamedika IHC) Director of Development dr. Novalina Anwar, MHKes. signed an Operational Agreement to “increase the professionalism of hospital management” between the two parties. Present at the signing of the collaboration agreement was the secretary of the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises, Susyanto, chairman of UI Board of Trustees, Saleh Husin, and Pertamedika IHC President Director Dr.dr Fathema Djan Rachmat, SpB, SpBTKV, MPH.

The cooperation between UI and the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises covers: increasing the capability of human resources within the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises and UI, carrying out evidence-based research and studies at UI, and community service based on the principle of mutual support to support national development programs. The collaboration between RSUI and Pertamedika IHC covers hospital management that meets hospital accreditation standards, development of health service facilities such as the development of a Center of Excellence for the UI community, UI academics and the wider public, collaboration in developing research and innovation in the health sector, and developing human resources in the hospital environment by increasing the capacity and capability of medical personnel and other health workers.

Erick Thohir said, “The new normal that was brought about by COVID-19 demands technological innovation in state-owned enterprises. The Ministry of State-owned Enterprises hopes that research and development will be carried out not only by state-owned enterprises but also through collaboration with universities to form a mutually supportive ecosystem. I am optimistic that the collaboration between UI and the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises will produce innovation and research that is beneficial for the nation and the people of Indonesia.”

Prof. Ari said, “UI appreciates the collaboration between the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises and UI. The collaboration is the optimization of triple helix cooperation or commonly known as ABG (academic, business, government). The support of the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises can accelerate efforts to downstream or commercialize research and innovation produced by UI researchers. In addition, with this agreement, RSUI as a teaching hospital owned by UI will grow rapidly in terms of health service management and network both nationally and internationally.”

The collaboration between UI and the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises is also in line with UI’s plan to build the Science Technology Park (an integrated area for research and innovation development) so that it can work together with state-owned companies, particularly their R&D (research and development) units.

“Support from state-owned enterprises will greatly assist UI researchers in developing research and innovation needed by society and industry. It is time for us not to be satisfied with just having our research results published. In the future, research results and inventions should also give benefits and impacts that are directly felt by the Indonesian people and state,” said Prof. Ari.

On the same occasion, Fathema Djan Rachmat said that as a teaching hospital, RSUI has a very important role. “The collaboration between Pertamedika IHC and RSUI will encourage the improvement of health services, research and education by optimizing RSUI facilities as a national referral hospital, thereby supporting many government programs in the health sector, and creating Indonesia’s national health resilience,” said Fathema. She added that Indonesia’s national health security is an important element that forms a healthy hospital industry ecosystem and encourages the sustainability of the hospital business.

Meanwhile, Novalina said, “The collaboration between two large, well-established and credible institutions that are highly recognized nationally is a synergy that will generate many new health innovations. From the global health industry perspective, new innovative and quality health services can support the national health industry in increasing competitiveness against health institutions abroad. This will encourage Indonesians to have treatment at home rather than abroad.”

RSUI President Director dr. Astuti, said, “The collaboration with Pertamedika IHC is the first step for RSUI to create collaboration in services, education and research. In addition, we hope that the collaboration can encourage RSUI to improve its health services by developing innovation and human resources as well as optimal utilization of health facilities.”

In the future, RSUI will act as facilitator for hospitals and health centers in Depok city and its surrounding areas to provide integrated health services. The quality of health services for the residents of Depok and its surrounding areas will increase considerably in line with an increase in the capacity and capability of health service facilities, including the knowledge, skills and competencies of health workers. (hjtp)