The Ukrainian government is actively preparing for the introduction of the second stage of medical reform in Ukraine; in particular, specialized medical care institutions will be connected to the eHealth system, electronic referrals and an electronic patient medical record will be launched by April 1. This was announced by Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov on his Facebook page.
"The eHealth system began to work 2.5 years ago. One of the main complaints of all these years to the system was the lack of a clear and officially confirmed system for protecting patient data ... Today, this problem was resolved," - Fedorov said.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the eHealth system meets security standards, because it received a certificate of compliance with an integrated information security system.
"This is very important also because by April 1, we are actively preparing for the introduction of the second stage of medical reform, in particular, specialized medical care institutions will connect to eHealth, electronic referrals, and the patient’s electronic medical record will work," Fedorov said.
He also noted that in the future, this will allow to launch useful online services for citizens. “For example, the opportunity to choose a family doctor and conclude a declaration with a doctor online,” the official explained.
As we reported, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov announced the introduction of electronic passports for citizens.