Iran’s e-health program coming on stream soon

Financial Tribune – Iran’s push to establish a smart electronic healthcare system is on the cusp of bearing fruit, the health minister said.

Saeid Namaki added that only a few security glitches in the system need to be removed before Iran’s Electronic Health Record could become operational, reported.

EHR is a joint project implemented by the ministry and Iran’s Social Security Organization aimed at digitizing health services. It is a real-time, patient-centered digital record that makes information available instantly and securely to authorized users.

Namaki says the project is almost complete and will become operational as soon as the security concerns are addressed. He added that when it comes on stream, people can access their personal EHR through a smartphone application or a website using their national ID number.

EHR is based on a digital health database recently unveiled by SSO.