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Every citizen of Kazakhstan to have an electronic health passport

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by February 23, 2017 Legal

Starting January 1, 2018, all medical records, since birth, will be kept in an electronic health passport. This was reported at the Government press conference by Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov.

The Minister noted that in order to implement tasks given by the Head of State in his Presidential Address Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global competitiveness, to provide necessary IT-development in healthcare, the Ministry is implementing a number of investment projects for transitioning to new information technologies.

In particular, work is underway to create a unified integration platform, in which every citizen will have their own electronic health passport, and every health worker � a personal account. The platform will allow all state and private clinics to integrate their corporate information systems and work by a one-stop principle. As a result, patients will be able to take active participation in data gathering on their own state of health and diagnose their own condition without visiting medical institutions. And the medical staff will receive in electronic form all the patient information, which will allow for remote consultation. This, according to Y. Birtanov, will lead to change in the relationship between patients and medical staff.

Also, there will be gradual implementation of independent online-registration of patients for visiting medical institutions, real-time consultation and patient monitoring using IT technologies. There will be developed internet and mobile applications for registration and attachment to clinics.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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