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eHealth initiatives in Estonia. Erkki Leego IT director Tartu University Hospital. eHealth initiatives in Estonia. D igital health record. Essence National project Draws together essential medical information and passes it on to the relevant parties Time-critical medical information

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Ehealth initiatives in estonia

eHealth initiatives in Estonia

Erkki Leego

IT director

Tartu University Hospital

eHealth initiatives in Estonia. Baltic IT&T 2004 Forum. 22.04.04


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eHealth initiatives in Estonia

eHealth initiatives in Estonia. Baltic IT&T 2004 Forum. 22.04.04


D igital health record

Digital health record

  • Essence

    • National project

    • Draws together essential medical information and passes it on to the relevant parties

    • Time-critical medical information

    • Reference register

  • Challenge

    • Involvelarge number of parties

    • Ethical issues and legal arena

  • Timeline 2002-2007

    • Vision 2002, Pilot 2004-2005, 80% of parties connected 2007

  • Project leader

    • Ministry of Social Affairs, www.sm.ee

eHealth initiatives in Estonia. Baltic IT&T 2004 Forum. 22.04.04


Parti es to the his

Parties to the HIS

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D igital patient record system ehl

Digital patient record system - eHL

  • Essence

    • Complex medical information system for large hospital (3000 employees)

    • Started from scratch

  • Challenge

    • Doctor-friendly environment

    • Well documented and flexible IT environment

  • Timeline 2001-2004

    • Vision 2001-2002, IT developement 2003, main functionality 2004

  • Project leader

    • Tartu University Hospital, www.kliinikum.ee/eHL

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Ehl modules

eHL - modules

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Ehl look

eHL – look

Outpatient registration

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Central system of gp s

Central system of GPs

  • Essence

    • Central system for GPs – replaces local information systems

    • Patient registration for all involved doctors

    • Health portal for patients

  • Challenge

    • To involvemajority of GPs (800)

    • Connection to other parties

  • Timeline 2002-2004

    • Vision 2002, IT development 2003, main functionality 2004

  • Project leader

    • The Estonian Society of Family Doctors

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Central system of gp s look

Central system of GPs - look

Doctor’s desk

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Other ehealth activities

Other eHealth activities

  • Health Insurance Fund

    • Bills of health care services are submitted electronically (2000)

  • Medicum (Private outpatient clinic)

    • Access to medical info and registration via web using Estonian ID card (2003)

  • ePrescription

    • Digital data exchange between physicians and pharmacies (pilot since 2002)

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Conclusion

Conclusion

  • High activity in eHealth since 2002

  • Three major initiatives

    • Digital health record

    • Digital patient record system

    • Central system for GPs

  • All initiatives complement each other

  • Many interesting challenges ahead

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