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22 April 2021, 18:40

Work on centralized health information system in full swing in Belarus

Viktor Sidorenko
Viktor Sidorenko

MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – The development of a centralized information system in healthcare has entered an active phase, Viktor Sidorenko, head of the software and information support sector of the Healthcare Ministry, told reporters at the BelTA press center.

“The healthcare minister will present a report where he will assess the state of things in this field, including the use of traditional information systems like the national system of teleconsulting, as well as electronic prescription and registers designed to automate internal business processes in healthcare. “We will also talk about prospects. In line with the state program “Digital Development of Belarus” for 2021-2025, the Healthcare Ministry is supposed to achieve three objectives, namely the creation of a unified emergency care management service, a blood transfusion management service and a telemedicine consulting service that will be of interest to both doctors and patients. It will enable any citizen of Belarus to remotely consult with their physician. This will lessen the burden on primary care,” he said.

“In addition, we are now entering the active phase of developing a centralized information system in healthcare. The work on it started last year. It is a technological platform that will bring together all healthcare organizations. The central element of the platform will be a patient's electronic medical record. Another important aspect of the platform is interaction with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, registry offices. This system will contain information about a person starting from birth up to death. Subsequently, the information will be stored in the form of a posthumous anamnesis for scientific and statistical purposes, the creation of artificial intelligence,” he added.

The first international forum #GBC (government, business, citizens) will take place in Minsk on 28-29 April. Its main goal is to present accomplishments and projects in the area of digital government, search for new ways of digitization and interaction between the state and the private sector and citizens by means of information and communication technologies. The forum will be subdivided into four blocks. They will focus on matters concerning the construction of digital government, introduction of biometric documents, the Smart City concept, and digital government services for the private sector and citizens.

Representatives of government agencies and organizations, IT companies, banks, international organizations, and educational institutions are expected to participate in the forum. The forum will include online and offline components. Registration on the website is mandatory for watching the broadcasts.

The forum's organizers are the National Traffic Exchange Center and the National Center for Electronic Services. The event will proceed with support of the Operations and Analysis Center under the President of Belarus.

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