Small country - great e-health solutions
E-health is a health program for more efficient use of information and communication technology tools. In European Union e-health is identified as a key tool for a health care quality, access and safety promotion.
The main objectives of e-health development are to: improve health, promote individual control of their health; reduce wasted time spend on patients contacts with medical institutions; increase the effectiveness of the health care, providing health care specialists with a quick access to necessary patient health data; reduce the amount of information that health care specialists need to enter into the documents; increase the amount and usability of a structured information; increase effectiveness of medical institutions; increase health care data reliability and security.
E-health in Latvia today:
E-health solution architecture is developed as modular system, which consists of three layers:
The first layer - for bussiness users, who integrate with systems using their business systems;
The seceond layer - is our system which includes all core models;
The third layer - is national e-governance infrastrature for data exchange with registries.
National health billing system collects data from all health care providers about state paid medical services. Billing and payments processes are almost fully digitized.
Authentication services and verification against state registers are provided by state e-services portal integration platform and are used across many e-services' portal services.
Data flows to billing system are electronic.
- electronic records and referrals to health care services;
- electronis health card, which will have their medical records and information about received health care services as well as there will be other e-services.
National Health Service
31 Cēsu Street (6th entrance)
Riga, Latvia, LV-1012
Secretariat: +371 67043700
Free information line: +371 80001234
Fax: +371 67043701