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04.12.2018

Estonia and Finland will start exchanging healthcare data by end of 2018

Estonia and Finland will start exchanging healthcare data by end of 2018. An EU project e-Health Digital Service Infrastructure (eHDSI) is successfully advancing. Estonia and Finland are likely to be the first countries to start exchanging digital prescriptions already by the end of this year, as they both have already gone through the necessary auditing process. So, hopefully, by the end of this year, the first cross-border digital prescriptions will have been exchanged in the EU. Services will be implemented step-by-step. Sweden, Greece and Cyprus should follow in 2019...
21.12.2017

Estonian government adopted an action plan to stop the HIV epidemic

The Estonian Government approved the National HIV Action Plan for the years 2017-2025, developed in cooperation of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the National Institute for Health Development. According to the Action Plan, the state aims to take vigorous steps to stop the HIV epidemic, including reducing the number of new HIV infections by more than half. In Estonia, there are 17 new HIV cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is the highest in the European Union. In 2016, we had in total 230 new cases in Estonia. The aim of the HIV action plan is to bring the number of new cases to the...