Philips, Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) and local partner Meditsiinigrupp will support public payer Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) in a two-year Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot Project by providing IT solution for measuring the outcomes and costs of ischemic stroke care.
"The goal of the Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot is to improve patients' quality of life through developing more integrated care pathway from the patient's view. The Pilot contains of three major parts - various development projects that four hospitals are leading, for the first time we are starting to measure patient reported outcomes, and testing a new, bundled payment model for the whole stroke care pathway. Knowing from other countries experience that it is important to have an IT-system for that kind of pilot, we are happy that we have such competent companies as our partners," commented Maivi Parv, Member of EHIF Management Board.
If you have already made an appointment with a medical specialist:
In this emergency situation and in relation to the coronavirus outbreak, the Health Board decided to suspend all scheduled dental treatment. In the case of an acute dental emergency, however, emergency dental treatment continues to be available.
From Monday, March 16, going on sick leave can be done as a temporary measure online in Estonia, following the government's declaration of an emergency situation due to the coronavirus pandemic late last week.
From the beginning of 2020, patients can request personalized counseling when calling on the family physician advisory line. At the permission of the caller the physician on the advisory line can look up the caller's health records to give more precise advice.
Recently there have been frequent discussions in the media about the lack of pediatricians, family physicians and clinical psychologists in different Estonian towns.
The EHIF customer service opening hours and information line service hours are changing as of September 16:
- Lastekodu 48, 10144, Tallinn, 10144
- Tartu, Põllu 1a, 50303
- Jõhvi, Nooruse 5, 41597
The 4th International PPRI Conference titled “Medicines access challenge – The value of pricing and reimbursement policies” will be organised by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies on 23rd and 24th October 2019 in Vienna.
Since 2019, the EHIF has expanded free dental care for people with severe physical and mental disabilities, who are unable to take care of their oral hygiene.
Over half of the Estonian population is satisfied with the organization of health care, and compared to the previous year, people's evaluation of the availability of medical care has significantly improved, as the research by EHIF and Kantar Emor revealed.