New Health Portal Brings People's Health Information Together
Today marks the start of a campaign titled "Curiosity is Healthy," a collaboration between the Health Insurance Fund and the Centre for Health and Welfare Information Systems (TEHIK), aiming to introduce the new health portal to the public and to increase awareness of its features and benefits.
According to Evgeni Nikolaevski, the product manager for the health portal at the Health Insurance Fund, the web-based health portal launched at the end of November last year offers user-friendly access to personal health data. The portal encompasses several functionalities, including the ability to view upcoming appointments, prescriptions that have not been picked up, investigations, analyses, and consultations from the last six months, as well as information and recommendations related to vaccinations.
"The new health portal has been designed with the user's needs in mind – viewing medical records through a computer or mobile device is now more convenient than before, as all health documents are located in one place, information is found more logically, and complex medical terms that were difficult for people to understand in the old patient portal have been eliminated," said the health portal's product manager. Among other things, a modern design ensures easier access to health data, taking into account the needs and wishes of people with visual impairments.
Over time, new functionalities will be integrated into the health portal, enabling people to increase their participation and responsibility in making health-related decisions. "While the patient portal was intended solely for viewing personal health data, the new health portal will offer personalized recommendations and send reminders about upcoming doctor visits, vaccinations, and new or expiring prescriptions via SMS or email," added Nikolaevski.
Kady Adamson, the health portal project manager at TEHIK, acknowledged that there are always more innovative ideas than can be implemented immediately. "Our development team is working at full capacity to implement the functionalities most requested by users. In addition to various notifications, this year's plan includes integrating a digital registration system into the health portal, allowing people easy access to all necessary services without having to navigate through multiple platforms. Priority setting is based on the most urgent user needs and resource availability."
The project manager emphasized a patient-centered approach in developing the health portal. "We want people to be able to manage and reuse their health information more securely and easily. This not only improves user experience but also ensures smoother movement of health data within the healthcare system, maximizing the patient's benefit in monitoring and managing their health."
Such an integrated and patient-centered approach to e-health services is crucial in the digitalization of healthcare, aimed at increasing efficiency and ensuring better and safer access to health data for all users.
We encourage everyone to explore the new health portal atwww.terviseportaal.ee/en and to take advantage of its offerings in taking care of their health!