The International Social Security Association (ISSA) awarded some twenty recognitions to the IMSS for the actions it has been implementing in favor of beneficiaries through innovative solutions in administrative areas.
Social Security participated in the 2020 Best Practices for the Americas Award Contest, organized by the ISSA for institutions that have achieved excellence in this area.
For this reason, the Mexican Institute of Social Security received these recognitions, during the special session “Celebrating excellence and achievements in the administration of social security”, of the Virtual Forum of Social Security for the Americas.
Three of them three were Certificates of Merit with Special Mention for the strategies: “My Digital Pension” of the Directorate of Economic and Social Benefits (DPES), “Pilot Program for the Incorporation of Domestic Workers” of the Directorate of Incorporation and Collection (DIR), and “Learn about your Covid-19 family member: Registration, information and nursing sheet” from the Department of Innovation and Technological Development (DIDT).
Other IMSS programs that received Certificates of Merit are: “IMSS Analytics: the importance of data in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic”, “Competition contest for delegates of the Mexican Institute of Social Security”, “Course of good treatment to strengthen care for pregnant women”, “Development of skills in the nursing staff for the care of patients with COVID-19”, “Processing of disabilities due to maternity and COVID-19 Permit through digital platforms”, among others.
In addition, Social Security obtained two Certificates from the ISSA for “Specialized care for high-risk pregnant women, complicated or with obstetric urgency, assigned to IMSS-BIENESTAR, in second and third level hospitals of the IMSS” and “Request for support from the Fund for the Promotion of Education (FOFOE) for educational processes”.
On this occasion, the Institute doubled the participation record and the achievements obtained during the twelve years of existence and participation in the contest. Institutions from countries such as Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay also received recognition.
In the 2020 edition, a record 138 good practices were reached from 30 institutions from 18 countries that competed for the ISSA Award.
Through this award, good practices in the administration of social security by the member organizations of the Association are recognized and it provides institutions with the opportunity to present their most significant initiatives and innovative solutions in administration to an international public.
The Jury for the Good Practices Award for the 2020-2022 triennium was made up of recognized experts in social security, who reward topics such as quality of services, communication, disability, employment, maternity, social policies and programs, family benefits, health, technologies information and communication, old age and pensions, among others.