Why is interest in this direction in the Khanty-Mansiysk Okrug? What is expected of “Preparation» Patients and doctors? Alexey Dobrovolsky, Director of the Department of Health at Yugra, told about this in an interview with our correspondent:
– Of all the Russian regions, the Minister of Health Mikhail Albertovich Murashko mentioned the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug in terms of achievements in the development of information technology and vertically integrated medical information systems. And, of course, it is good to have such an assessment.
In fact, digitization offers many opportunities to improve the quality of medical care, including the monitoring of this quality. Here, for example, Minister Murashko very clearly outlined the priorities in the development of the health care sector. The first is, after all, dispensary monitoring of patients and those infected with the virus, and the study of the features of the impact of Covid on the course of some chronic non-communicable diseases. As part of medical examinations, medical insurance companies invite clients to medical institutions, using only information systems that today contain all the necessary information about the state of people’s health.
The second story, which is also a priority, is the early diagnosis of oncological diseases. It is just part of the studies that patients undergo while observing the dispensary or during preventive medical examinations. To be honest, the odds of an early diagnosis today aren’t much different than they were ten or twenty years ago.
And perhaps the third point is really the use of information technologies that allow patients to obtain qualified help, or to prepare the necessary documents without a mandatory visit to a clinic, hospital or any other medical organization. Today’s information systems contain a huge amount of data. It is important to extract it correctly, to provide it correctly, in order to make life easier for people and simplify the interaction between departments. The procedure for obtaining certification, for example, closing sick leave should become remote.
But more important, in my opinion, is the fact that the consultations of narrow specialists should become distant. After all, for example, in some small cities we will never get a vascular surgeon or a urologist. Well, you are not supposed to be in a village where a thousand or two thousand people live, to have a permanent doctor with one file or another. But, here, it is possible to organize a remote consultation of such a specialist for people, if necessary. At least for the direction and correct form of the examination plan or treatment plan. These technologies should come to life more and more often.
Here’s another important thing. By introducing these technologies, we not only make life easier for the patient, but for the doctor as well. After all, all these stories about informatics, digitalization, and effective control of how medical care is delivered, are designed, among other things, to help the clinician in terms of preventing potential complications and in terms of preventing medical errors: Dr.