When there is a will there is a way!

Estonian National
Digital Health Record Project

Erkki Leego
CEO
Hansson, Leego & Pa...
Digital health record
When there is a will there is a way!

Erkki Leego – CEO

Estonian National Digital Health Record Pro...
Parties to the Health IS
When there is a will there is a way!

Ambulatory medical
care ~450

Certification centre
or bank ...
What is DHR project?
When there is a will there is a way!

• National eHealth initiative since 2002
• Based on “Health inf...
Digital health record
When there is a will there is a way!

• Patient medical events
with references to IS’s
• Epicrisis d...
Digital prescription
When there is a will there is a way!

• Replaces paper
document
• Automated
discount
calculation
• Pu...
Digital images
When there is a will there is a way!

Refrence to
examination results

• Digital medical
images available f...
Digital registration
When there is a will there is a way!

Patient
Registration

• Unified patient
registration system
• I...
What I like about this project
When there is a will there is a way!

• Register of medical events with references to
actua...
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Estonian National Digital Health Record Project

  1. 1. When there is a will there is a way! Estonian National Digital Health Record Project Erkki Leego CEO Hansson, Leego & Partner Erkki Leego – CEO Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 (1/9)
  2. 2. Digital health record When there is a will there is a way! Erkki Leego – CEO Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 (2/9)
  3. 3. Parties to the Health IS When there is a will there is a way! Ambulatory medical care ~450 Certification centre or bank link Population register Health Insurance Fund Patient E-Citizen X-road GPs ~800 Pharmacies ~350 Central system of GP-s Prescription center Digital health record Emergency medical care ~30 Hospitals ~50 Statistics Doctors Statistics users Medical Researchers Medical units of institutions (kindergartens, schools, prisons) Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 Erkki Leego – CEO (3/9)
  4. 4. What is DHR project? When there is a will there is a way! • National eHealth initiative since 2002 • Based on “Health information system development plan” • Bounds together all Estonian eHealth initiatives – Reference register, communicator – Digital registration, Digital images, Digital prescription • Public Procurement – summer 2005 – Coordinator Ministry of Social Affairs – EU Structural Funds (28.3% of IT funds to eHealth projects, 2.2 MEUR) Erkki Leego – CEO Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 (4/9)
  5. 5. Digital health record When there is a will there is a way! • Patient medical events with references to IS’s • Epicrisis database • Time-critical medical information • Information for medical statistics Erkki Leego – CEO Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 (5/9)
  6. 6. Digital prescription When there is a will there is a way! • Replaces paper document • Automated discount calculation • Purchase and prescription information Prescription Reference to prescription and purchased medicinal product Pharmacy IS Purchase information Prescriptions Prescription DHR references Doctor IS Prescription Health Insurance Fund IS Discount, controls Erkki Leego – CEO Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 (6/9)
  7. 7. Digital images When there is a will there is a way! Refrence to examination results • Digital medical images available for all healthcare providers Medical imaging IS Medical images Reference to image Digipiltide Digipiltide arhiiv Archive of arhiiv medical images DHR references Erkki Leego – CEO Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 (7/9)
  8. 8. Digital registration When there is a will there is a way! Patient Registration • Unified patient registration system • Information about patient waiting list’s Registration and waiting list information Registration portal Doctor’s IS Health care institutions, health services Register of health care providers Doctors, specialities Register of health care professionals Erkki Leego – CEO Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 (8/9)
  9. 9. What I like about this project When there is a will there is a way! • Register of medical events with references to actual systems • Standardization of health documents and communication environment • All healthcare parties are involved • Uses eState infrastructure (X-tee, ID-card) • When there is a will there is a way! Erkki Leego, erkki.leego@hlp.ee, www.hlp.ee Erkki Leego – CEO Estonian National Digital Health Record Project / Baltic IT&T 2005 Forum / 07.04.05 (9/9)

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