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Innovative e-solutions are the core of the Estonian healthcare system. Patients and doctors, not to mention hospitals and the government, benefit from the convenient access and savings that e-services have delivered.

Each person in Estonia that has visited a doctor has an online e-Health record that can be tracked. Identified by the electronic ID-card, the health information is kept completely secure and at the same time accessible to authorised individuals. The use of KSI Blockchain technology in the system ensures data integrity and mitigates internal threats to the data.

 

e-Prescription

e-Prescription is a centralised paperless system for issuing and handling medical prescriptions. When a doctor prescribes medicine using the system, he or she does so electronically, with the aid of an online form. At the pharmacy, all a patient needs to do is present an ID-card. The pharmacist then retrieves the patient’s information from the system and issues the medicine.

99%

of prescriptions are digital

Because the e-Prescription system draws on data from the national health insurance fund, any state medical subsidies that the patient is entitled to also appear, and the medicine is discounted automatically. Another advantage of the system is that doctor visits are no longer needed for repeat prescriptions. A patient can contact the doctor by e-mail, Skype or phone, and the doctors can issue refills with just a few clicks. The patient can then collect their medicine from the nearest pharmacy.

Today, 99% of all prescriptions in the country are issued electronically. This frees up time for patients and doctors, and reduces administrative strain on hospitals.

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11415 Tallinn, Estonia