SEPAS: National Electronic Health Record for Every Citizen

Details of the organization
Office for Statistics and Information Technology - Ministry of Health and Medical Education
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
SEPAS: National Electronic Health Record for Every Citizen
SEPAS is one of the biggest national electronic health record (EHR) projects of its kind in the world, aiming at building a nationally integrated citizen EHR for every Iranian citizen. Nowadays, after 10 years since 2008, Iran has moved from a starting point of no EHR state to 90% coverage of EHR for Iranian citizens. To our knowledge, SEPAS is one of the most unique experience of building a nationally-integrated electronic health records for a triple purpose of healthy citizen, informed government, and enabled researcher. We believe that our experience opens a new path of application of IT in supporting evidence/information-based healthcare management with local to international applications.
National implementation: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ongoing from 01/07/2008 to 01/08/2018

WSIS information
      * E-health
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
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