New digital database to boost healthcare services in Iran

Financial Tribune – Iran’s Social Security Organization, the largest insurance entity offering health services, has unveiled its long overdue digital health database on Thursday.

The database is part of SSO’s comprehensive plan for digitizing its services, ISNA reported.

Hamidreza Safikhani, an official with the Health Ministry, said the database includes subscribers’ health history, enabling doctors to better understand the patients’ condition.

Currently, for visiting a doctor, people with subscriptions can use the organization’s services by providing their national ID number. Doctors will check the number on the database via the Internet.