State Digital Prescription System

Details of the organization
Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia
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Information about the project
State Digital Prescription System
The main goal of Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia (MoLHSA) (hereinafter referred to as the Ministry) is to increase an access to health services and the level of service quality. In order to reach this ambitious goal, among other measures, the ministry is trying to move on electronic health care systems, including an digital (electronic) prescription system. Electronic prescription system represents the part of Georgian health care digital ecosystem, which aims to improve the quality of medical, and pharma services, and the patient's level of security and comfort. On average, more than 13 million recipes are prescribed annually in Georgia. The ministry is trying to transform those millions of paper based prescription, into digital platform, hoping to increase the health care system efficacy, and reduce the vulnerabilities that are associated with the doctors’ obscure manuscripts and papers lost. Currently, ambulatories in Georgia, especially in regions, are not technically equipped, and doctors and nurses have low computer literacy. Digital prescription project intends to address those problems too, by making digital prescription mandatory. This mandatory requirement will push ambulatory and hospital management to provide all necessary technical equipment and internet connection. Thus medical personal's access on computer technologies and global internet network will increase dramatically. They will be able to use computer not only for digital prescribing, but also for electronic proceeding of medical records, for improvement of technical skills, for accessing on medical literature and press, to improve professional qualification. Besides, Digital prescription project unlocks new market of medical record system developing, which currently is quite weakly presented in Georgia.
National implementation: Georgia
Ongoing from 01/08/2016 to 31/12/2020
Social Service Agency of Georgia, State Regulatory Agency of Medical Activities of Georgia, Ministry of Justice of Georgia.

WSIS information
      * E-health
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
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