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Russia will allocate 30 million for informatization of medicine in Yakutia

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Other regions of Russia will also receive help

The funds will be allocated from the Reserve Fund; the corresponding order is posted on the website of the Government of Russia.

As Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting of the Russian government, the order was signed to allocate additional funds in the amount of 2 billion rubles.

"These interbudgetary transfers will go to 75 regions in accordance with those applications that were filed. Work is carried out within the framework of priority for eHealth. We allocate money for the first time, so that in every policlinic, every hospital or other medical institution where primary medical care is provided, it will be possible to switch to electronic document circulation. This is a step to improve the quality of medical services, and it is simply more convenient for a large number of people," the Prime Minister said.

In the Far East, eight of the nine regions will receive additional funds. The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) will receive 30 million rubles, Kamchatka region - 27 million, Primorsky region - 52 million, Khabarovsk region - 24 million, 14 million - Magadan and Amur regions each, 6 million - the Jewish Autonomous region and 8 million - Chukotka.

According to Dmitry Medvedev, information on medical care will be stored not only in the regional system, they will be synchronized with the Unified Public Health System to provide electronic services in the personal area of the patient ‘My Health’ on a single portal of public services. The Prime Minister noted the importance of such an approach: "It is, for example, about providing medical services, treatment, carrying out high-tech medical actions not only in the region where people live, but also in other places."

"You will not need to carry copies of the medical history with you - documents will be already in the database. Accordingly, medical organizations - with the consent of the patient, I want to pay attention to this, because this information is sensitive, it concerns health - will be able to exchange electronic medical records of patients. In addition, the information systems will list the medical services that are provided to the patient. This will allow to better control how and on what the funds are spent, the funds that are allocated to support public health services," explained the Chairman of the Government of Russia.

Informatization can also cope with the problem of queues, anyone can arrange a visit to a doctor remotely.

"In the long run, this all should help to save our healthcare from excess paperwork. Of course, it takes time to build and debug this system around the country. The situation in our state is different, there is a digital inequality, a gap between the regions. But ultimately we have to come to a situation where at any point in our country this kind of service in electronic form will be provided to any citizen of our country," said Dmitry Medvedev.

Source: Press Service of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East