In a comparison of German-speaking countries, Austria performs better than Germany and Switzerland when it comes to the use of digital technologies in healthcare. Austria has already an electronic health record in use, the implementation started in December 2015 in public hospitals and in some care facilities. ELGA is available to all persons who are cared for in the Austrian health care system. ELGA makes it easier for patients and authorized ELGA health service providers – i.e. treating physicians, hospitals, care facilities and pharmacies – to access certain health data.
The interest to know more about Finnish system and solutions has grown in Austria in last two years, as many Austrian groups of health professionals have visited Finland. Digitization is getting more and more into the focus in the healthcare system due several reasons – demographic change, competition, increasing mobility and the depopulation of rural areas, shortage of health professionals, need for improvement of in- and outpatient treatment.
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