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Trial operation of e-health recordsFocus short
7 Oct 2013 Compiled by Spectator staff Other
WITH the digitisation of medical records set to become compulsory in 2016, Slovakia will launch a trial operation of e-health records in mid 2014, for which health insurers will issue electronic records for patients.
The National Centre of Medical Information (NCZI) is overseeing the electronisation of the health-care sector in Slovakia, NCZI spokesperson Peter Bubla said in late August, as quoted by the SITA newswire.
“When all [medical records] will be put online and electronic personal health records will be compulsory, there will be on it [the electronic personal health record] an approximately 30-month history of the patient,” said Bubla.
The electronic personal health record will give medical care providers access to the patient’s identification data, medical history and information about preventive check-ups, examination results and hospitalisation, among other things.
The creation and trial operation of e-health records is part of the national Electronic Services of Health Care project, which is one of the phases of the introduction of eHealth in Slovakia.
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