At a conference on new projects to digitize the health care system at the Clinical Didactic Center of the Medical University of Lodz on Monday, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski spoke about the ministry’s immediate plans. digitization.
As the next step in digitization, Niedzielski pointed to medical e-documents submitted in July last year that are still in use.
– The next step will make the use of health services even easier, because in the second half of May we will start piloting electronic registration. Łódzkie and Mazowieckie voyevodeships, a cardiologist will be able to register for a pilot visit and specialist examinations: magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography – Niedzielski announced.
According to the head of the Ministry of Health, the digitization of these service packages will facilitate the use of the health care system and make it more affordable for patients.
According to him, including recently. Telecare services have been developed in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m not just talking about teleportation, it can even be an advantage in advising patients during an epidemic.” First of all, we are talking about special programs that we have provided for a long time under the auspices of the ministry’s program of abbreviated medical care, such as the DOM, “said Niedzielsky.
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As part of the PulsoCare program, millions of pulse oximeters were sent to Poland to monitor blood oxygenation and detect the moment of deterioration of respiratory status in order to send COVID-19 patients to the hospital on time. The Ministry of Health has recently completed a pilot electronic stethoscope program that uses devices that allow patients to perform auscultation and then send the results of this examination to a doctor. Violations in the records in this system also help to detect artificial intelligence algorithms.
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In turn, in the second half of May, not only using devices that auscultate the lungs and heart, but also the analysis of skin changes.
– One of the most interesting TV care programs we will implement in the near future is the monitoring of implanted devices, including. It is used in patients with heart problems. We will try to create a monitoring center that will collect information from these devices to ensure the safety of our patients, “Niedzielski added.
According to the head of the Ministry of Health, the creation of the Medical Innovation Map in Poland proves that the Ministry of Health is open to innovation.. The project aims to gather innovation ideas from different parts of the country for further implementation.
E-services for patients are the basis of digitalization, e-registration will increase access to health services. In the voivode. In the odód və and Mazowieckie provinces, it will be possible to register for a pilot visit to a cardiologist and specialist examinations, said Lodz Health Minister Adam Niedzielski.
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As a recipe for the digitization problem
This is the ministry’s response to the problems facing the Polish healthcare system. – The problems facing the medical system in Poland are very big. We have growing needs. We are an aging society, with increasing medical awareness and not always enough resources: doctors, nurses, health workers. That’s why technology is so important – it’s a way to meet the growing demand for medical services – Niedzielski said.
The head of the Ministry of Health also said that more than one billion e-prescriptions and 70 million e-mails have been issued so far. – This is an ongoing project, each of us can buy medicine from a pharmacy without a paper prescription. “This is also an element that greatly helps to extend the validity of prescriptions, because we have special opportunities to issue prescriptions, which eliminates the need to constantly consult a doctor only to extend the validity of prescriptions,” he said.