Computer-based information systems contribute to better healthcare services

The introduction of ten new ICT applications promises to transform the way Polish public authorities, businesses and citizens access medical records. Development of the “e-platform” makes it easier to gather, analyse and share digital resources related to healthcare across the entire country.

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The new information systems allow for the streamlining of processes related to the health service organisation. They also promise to improve monitoring and reporting procedures and make it easier to publish healthcare information. Delivery of the e-administration systems should also help to improve Poland’s competitiveness, while enhancing the use of ICT in daily life.

New services for higher quality services

Amongst the most relevant changes, the new ICT system includes: a portal made of different platforms for different use (such as applications for service providers and pharmacies); a medical data gathering system for medical records; a data warehouse for analysis, reports and monitoring; a fraud detection system; a settlement support system, to be used for instance to obtain medicine reimbursement.

In addition to the above infrastructure, the project investments covered the purchase of a headquarters for project management. This involved the temporary leasing of office spaces, various audit systems, and the buying of equipment and licences.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Electronic platform for collection, analysis and sharing of digital medical records” is EUR 159 202 913, of which the EU’s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 128 524 451 from the Operational Programme “Innovative Economy” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority “Information Society – establishment of electronic administration”.

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