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By January 1, 2019, doctors and nurses to be fully equipped with computer equipment — A. Tsoi

22 November 2017, 12:20

Vice Minister of Healthcare Alexei Tsoy told about the digitalization of the healthcare sphere at a press conference in the Government's press center.

Digitalization of public health services is realized within the framework of the Address of the Head of State "Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness", at the same time, full synchronization with the draft state program "Digital Kazakhstan" is ensured.

The target model of digital healthcare implies the creation of a single information space with data on patients, the history of disease. Patients will have access to information about their own health through an electronic health passport, access to electronic health services and will provide feedback on the quality of the services.

Doctors, in turn, will be able to provide remote consultations through access to consolidated health information for their patients. Medical organizations will take into account the rating of their work, will have access to the situational panel and indicators, which will allow them to improve the quality of service provision in a timely manner. The activities of the Social Health Insurance Fund and the public health service will also be automated.

The Vice Minister also talked about the work in the regions. Currently, three process indicators for the digitization of healthcare in the regions are being measured: introduction of medical information systems, equipping with computer equipment and providing access to the Internet of healthcare organizations.

"As of October 1, the equipment of doctors and nurses with computer equipment is 78.4%. By January 1, 2018, it is planned to reach 85%, and by early 2019 — 100%," A. Tsoy noted.

Alexey Tsoi also answered questions from journalists about the pilot implementation of artificial intelligence in the healthcare of Watson for Oncology. September 14, the Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the MH RK and IBM, within the framework of which a pilot introduction of artificial intelligence in healthcare— Watson for Oncology, is planned. Currently, within the framework of the memorandum, a roadmap for the pilot project is being developed.

According to the information provided, artificial intelligence can quickly study the patient's medical history and, based on the latest medical achievements and scientific publications, offer doctors the most effective methods of treatment. Since the introduction, it is planned to analyze the medical history of about 100 thousand patients suffering from oncological diseases.

The Vice Minister also said that according to the instructions of the Head of the State in the first quarter of 2018, a special Forum of the Eurasian Economic Union on digitalization of healthcare is to be held.