IRKUTSK, November 7 (Itar-Tass) —— A total of 443.3 million roubles will be earmarked for introducing information systems into the Baikal Region’s healthcare by 2013. Out of them, 222.8 million roubles are intended for informatization of medical establishments in the region in 2011 and 220.5 billion roubles - - in 2012, ITAR-TASS learnt at the press service of the government of the Irkutsk Region. The volume of funds is mentioned in the additional agreement concluded by the Russian Ministry of Healthcare, the Obligatory Medical Insurance Fund and the regional government.
All in all, 122 medical establishments are included in the regional programme of modernization of healthcare in the direction of “Informatization.” More than 600 personal computers, as well as servers, printers, scanners and terminals for making an appointment with the doctor will be purchased for them by 2013. According to the press service, the programme also envisages the creation of TV medical centres and a regional information resource for centralized keeping and processing of all medical documents.
The events make it possible to take personal stock of rendering medical services, make medical records and an electronic appointment with the doctor, organize electronic circulation of documents and assemble local computer networks at healthcare establishments.