Prague, January 13, 2024, The Europe Today: As of Friday, the Czech health sector continues to function without a centralized electronic health records system, a notable deficiency according to the news site Novinky. In contrast, Estonia achieved the digitization of its health system back in 2008.
In the Czech Republic, patients are still reliant on paper documents for communication with specialists or general practitioners, a method deemed both unreliable and costly. Ondřej Jakob, the spokesperson for the Czech Health Ministry, outlined plans for the digitization of Czech health data by June 2026 at the latest.
This initiative is part of a National Recovery Plan funded by the European Union, aiming to address the absence of a centralized electronic health records system in the country.