eHealth in Vorumaa

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The South Estonian Hospital provides healthcare for the county's inhabitants, but also some services for the whole region (South-East of Estonia). The hospital has initiated a 'Radiological Info System (RIS) of South-Estonian Hospital' project. An RIS-system that makes digital x-rays and sends them to the hospital for radiologists to analyze. Doctors give an answer and then send pictures to a digital archive. Doctors have access to the archives and they can look at the x-rays without having the patient physically present. Doctors have information about the patient without the patient having to come to the doctor's office, an important aspect in rural areas where there are long distances involved. This project marks the start of a process to handle the legislative aspects of exchanging medical data between different countries.

Short description: 
WEB-based services in the health sector
Partner: 
County of Osterholz