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August 25, 2022

Over 20m e-prescriptions, 10m e-examinations and 5m e-referrals have been issued through NHIS

The total number of electronic prescriptions issued through the National Health Information System (NHIS) exceeded 20 million, with half of them implemented in the last 8 months. On average, over 68,000 e-prescriptions are issued daily. The centralized online system for prescribing and dispensing medicinal products was built by Information Service JSC in record time and launched at the beginning of February 2021.

"Electronic prescriptions have rapidly reduced the risk of incorrect dispensing of medications and have greatly facilitated patients, doctors and pharmacists," the Information Services JSC' CEO Ivaylo Filipov said. According to him, the module is one of the most frequently used electronic services in Bulgaria.

The total number of doctors who work with NHIS is over 15,000, and more than 3,550 pharmacies from all over the country are successfully connected to the system. Over 4,000 pharmacists successfully fulfill patients' e-prescriptions.

The module for registering electronic examinations in NHIS also achieves impressive results. In less than 8 months, over 10 million e-examinations have been registered through the system. On average, 130,000 e-examinations are issued daily. The system enables complete electronic documentation and storage of all medical examinations. Through the electronization of the process, all patients and authorized healthcare persons have full traceability of diseases, diagnoses, prescribed therapies, examinations, etc.

By now, more than 5 million electronic referrals have been issued through the NHIS. Almost 2.8 million of them are referrals for laboratory procedures. In less than 3 months, since the new functionalities of the system have been launched, almost 2 million referrals for specialists, over 190,000 documents for highly specialized activities and 100,000 referrals for medical expertise have been issued. In less than a month, over 200,000 electronic referrals for hospitalization have been issued, with an average of over 10,000 electronic documents being registered daily. Over 350 medical institutions work with the e-hospitalization module.

"In less than 2 years, Information Service JSC created the basic systems for the electronization of processes in outpatient and hospital care, that had been awaited for more than 20 years, which practically started electronic health care in Bulgaria," said CEO Ivaylo Filipov. According to him, by the end of the year, the patient's electronic medical record is expected to be completely updated through browser access, launch of a mobile application, introduction of an e-patient list, dental services, new registers and nomenclatures and other functionalities.

About Information Services JSC

Information Services JSC is the Bulgarian national system integrator of the state administration. The company creates, develops, maintains, and monitors the operability of information systems of national importance. Information Services JSC is a major partner of state institutions and implements key projects of strategic importance for Bulgaria. The company is a leader on the Bulgarian market in the development, implementation and maintenance of new technological solutions. It is as well the first certified provider of Qualified electronic signature services in Bulgaria and is a long term technological partner of Central Election Commission. Information Services JSC has a branch structure that covers all the regional cities in Bulgaria. The company employs over 580 highly qualified experts in various fields of the ICT sector.  The company is certified according to the international standards ISO 9001: 2015 for quality management, ISO / IEC 27001: 2013 for information security management, ISO / IEC 20000-1: 2011 for management of the provided IT services and LSTI N ° 1642-131-V1 .0 for the issuance and management of qualified certificates for electronic signatures, electronic seals and qualified electronic time stamps.