HSE: Full digital health records by 2019

Full digital health records for Irish patients will be in place by the middle of 2019, the HSE has claimed.

The HSE also announced today that it will have an electronic records for patients with epilepsy, haemophilia and bipolar disorder this year.

The e-health records will cut down on paper records and allow better access to records for doctors.

Richard Corbridge, chief information officer of the HSE, said that full digital patient records should be in place in four years' time.

"The plan is to have it in the middle of 2019," he said.

"The first site that will go live with an electronic health record will be the National Children's Hospital.

"Between now and the National Children's Hospital being born digital, we intend to make different therapy areas electronic.

"So we've announced today the ability to move haemophilia, epilepsy and bipolar disorder in 2016, so they have a fully electronic health record across that whole therapy area."


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