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Trial operation of e-health records

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.

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.
Bubla added that health insurance companies have already been sending data from the accounts of the insured for digitisation, which includes medical records (care provided, diagnoses, prescriptions, etc.), as of August this year.

“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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