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The electronic prescription and the national health card: Mandatory steps for a European medical system

Friday, June 1, 2012

The safety of patients ensured by the National Health Insurance IT platform.
 

Experts reunited at the 7th edition of the eHealth Congress 2012 concluded that the computerization of the health system will benefit all of the medical system users, including patients, doctors and pharmacists. Moreover, the electronic prescription and the national health card are essential components in the process of aligning the Romanian medical system to European standards.
 
“eHealth Congress 2012”, organized by Țăruș Media, received over 150 guests: hospital managers and representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Chamber of Deputies Health and Family Commission, Medics’ and Pharmacists’ professional organizations and local councils.
 
Among the topics discussed by speakers were:  “Expanding the pharmacist’s role through using e-Prescription”, “The electronic prescription - instrument for increasing the safety of patients”, “e-Prescription, essential part of the IT-based health system”, “The health card in the context of  interoperability across borders” etc.
 
“The National Health Insurance IT platform is based on the Unique Integrated Information System. Using it, the electronic prescription, the national health card and the electronic medical record will be introduced. SIVECO Romania is part of this effort to modernize the medical system”, stated Dragoș Dobran, eHealth department director at SIVECO Romania.
 
In addition to the already known functionalities of the Unique Integrated Information System, the National Health Insurance IT platform will be completed with facilities aimed at improving medical and pharmaceutical services, known as part of the Health Care domain.
Besides payments for the functioning of the system and the optimization of some business solutions for health insurance, the platform will gain direct visibility for the insured and improve their access to medical services.
 
SIPE (Electronic Prescription IT System) will be implemented starting from this summer. The project, developed for the National Health Insurance House, was financed using European non-repayable funds, as well as NHIS’ own funds.
 
The event included a practical demonstration of how the electronic prescription will work.