Foreign companies are interested in entering the Ukrainian electronic health care system market, and the Ministry of Health intends to assist them, Deputy Health Minister Yaroslav Kucher said during a press briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.
“There is an interest from many countries around the world in our system, how it works and whether it is possible to enter the market. It is the best time for this now. Our team is ready to assist new companies, but first of all we support the national producer,” he said.
The deputy minister added that the Ministry of Health is working on approving the concept of the electronic health care system and developing an action plan. In addition, Kucher noted that from 2021 all medical institutions should have access to the electronic health care system.
“In accordance with order of the Ministry of Health No. 587, from January 1, 2021, all medical institutions and private entrepreneurs who have received the appropriate license must be able to enter medical records on referrals and prescriptions for medicines, have access to the electronic health care system respectively,” he said.
Kucher also added that Ukraine had already introduced electronic medical certificates of birth. “As of Wednesday morning, the first document of a newborn has been written out more than 6,000 times. The leaders in issuing such documents are Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions, as well as Kyiv,” he said.