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1 mln prescriptions have been issued on e-health system in Latvia

BC, Riga, 02.02.2018.Print version
So far about one million e-prescriptions have been issued on the new e-health system, and 70% of them have been issued this year, said National Health Service (NVD) representative Evija Stalberga, cites LETA.

Most of the e-prescriptions have already been used by patients – medicines have been bought 827,000 times using an e-prescription.


Stalberga also said that the number of sick notes issued on the e-health system has also risen considerably – by 96,000 in a month.


According to NVD, other e-health services are also being used more actively – more than 117,000 visual diagnostics results have been put on the e-health system, and doctors have added information on their patients more than 14,000 times.


At the same time, the responsible specialists are monitoring operation of the e-health system and is providing the necessary informative or technical support to the medical institutions.


As reported, using the new e-health system became mandatory for all healthcare institutions for prescribing government-funded medicines and issuing sick notes in Latvia on January 1 this year. Initially there were many complaints about the new system being too slow and other malfunctions.

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