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FEATURE STORY

ICT Improves Health Services in Serbia

March 5, 2012

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Modern information technology equipment worth over 130,000 Euros was delivered to the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Clinical Center of Serbia as part of the World Bank-financed “Serbia Health Project.” The Clinic received 117 personal computers (PC), 58 printers, 8 servers, 10 barcode readers, and 4 barcode printers. In addition, LAN and wireless local networks is provided under the project.

This is one of 20 Serbian hospitals to receive the equipment representing the latest information technology. A total of two million Euros is earmarked for the purpose, out of 10.5 million Euros project. Altogether 100 servers, 1600 PCs, 600 printers and barcode readers will be supplied.

Introduction of up-to-date information systems in Serbian health institutions provides better quality services while enabling easy access to patients’ data for doctors and nurses. At the same time special consideration is dedicated to insure security of the data and protect privacy of the patients.

Information gathering will improve statistics about the health of Serbian population permitting better informed policy making. For its part better policies will bring financial gains through improved work organization and medicine management.

 


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