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"Integrated Health Information System (EU-IHIS)" Project Final Conference

15 June 2015.



During the Final Conference of the “Integrated Health Information System (EU-IHIS)” Project, the representatives of 19 EU-IHIS beneficiary hospitals assessed that the usage of the Hospital Information System (HIS) represents a breakthrough in their daily work with the patients, while the officials of the Ministry of Health (MoH) have promised to continue establishing the necessary preconditions for the successful work of the eHealth central services.
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Seventh EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee Meeting

15 April 2015



During its seventh meeting, the Project Steering Committee discussed the project activities for the period October 2014 – April 2015 and the acceptance of the project results.
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Start of the Hospital Information System operation in the Special Hospital for Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Prosthetics – “Belgrade”

24 March 2015



The Special Hospital for Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Prosthetics – “Belgrade” marked the formal start of the Hospital Information System (HIS) operation during the celebration of its 61st anniversary.
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WHO Expert for eHealth visited the EU-IHIS Project

16-18 March 2015



The WHO expert for eHealth and information-communication technology (ICT), Clayton Hamilton, visited the Integrated Health Information System Project (EU-IHIS) from 16 to 18 March 2015.
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Visit of Grete Faremo, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director

9 March 2015.



After the meeting with the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Executive Director, Grete Faremo, expressed her gratitude for excellent cooperation with the Government and for the donor support for the implementation of the development projects in the country.
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No-cost Extension of the EU-IHIS Project


The Delegation of the European Union (DEU) approved the request for the No-cost Extension of the EU IHIS Project at the beginning of the February 2015, moving the end the Project to 07 August 2015.
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The Survey for End Users of the Hospital Information Systems Initiated


The EU-IHIS Project developed and initiated the Survey for the end users of the Hospital Information Systems (HIS), in the project beneficiary hospitals, which will contribute to the assessment of the HIS and electronic health record (EHR) functionalities from the users’ perspective.
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The News on the EU-IHIS Project activities published on the web site of the Delegation of the EU


Тhe news about the European Union (EU) donations to the eHealth field was publsihed on the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia (DEU) website, and includes the implementation of the hospital information systems (HIS) through the EU-IHIS project.
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Adoption of the Law on Health Records and Statutory Records in the Field of Health

8 November 2014


The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Health Records and Statutory Records in the Field of Health upon proposal of the Ministry of Health.
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The sixth meeting of the EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee

21 Oktober 2014



The sixth meeting of the EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee (PSC) was held on 21 October 2014 in the Delegation of the European Union (DEU) to the Republic of Serbia. The summary of the Project activities for the period February - September 2014 was presented to the PSC members, and the current issues related to the Project implementation were discussed
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Implementation of Hospital Information System


Until the end of August 2014, the Hospital Information System (HIS) was implemented in 17 hospitals: the General Hospitals (GH) in Kruševac, Čačak, Pirot, Kikinda, Smederevo, Pančevo, Paraćin, Ćuprija, Sombor and Prokuplje, the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Institute for Rheumatology – “Belgrade”, the Institute for Orthopeadic Surgery – “Banjica”, the University Children’s Hospital and the Clinical Hospital Centres (CHC) Zvezdara, Bežanijska kosa and Zemun.
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Establishment of the Unit for Integrated Health Information System of the Ministry of Health


The Ministry of Health (MoH) has established the Unit for Integrated Health Information System (UIHIS), which will coordinate, monitor, evaluate and act as an integrative factor in regards to all developments, projects and initiatives in the health care system in Serbia in the field of health informatics and e-health.
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The EU Donated Additional Equipment


The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia has donated additional 1,240 computers and 940 printers to the EU-IHIS Project beneficiary hospitals in order to enable more comprehensive use of the hospital information systems (HIS).
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European Focus on eHealth

23 May 2014


eHealth was one of the topics discussed at the Explanatory Screening Meeting оn Chapter 10, held on 23 May 2014, which was dedicated to the Information Society аnd Media, as a part of the accession negotiations between Serbia and the European Union.
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Representatives of the National Health Insurance Fund visit the University Children's Hospital

9 April 2014


IT experts of the National Health Insurance Fund (Fund) have visited the University Children's Hospital and became acquainted with the degree of informatization, as well as with the Hospital Information System (HIS) implemented in this institution within the Integrated Health Information System (EU-IHIS) Project.
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Ministry's Instruction Enables Electronic Registry of Health Data

24 March 2014


The strategic orientation of the Ministry of Health towards computerization of the Serbian health system was confirmed by issuing the Instruction, which enables printing of healthcare documentation and electronic health records kept by the healthcare institutions within the information systems, when the content of the documentation is in accordance with the law.
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The EU-IHIS Technical Documentation Published

28 February 2014


Technical Documentation on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Data Exchange using the HL7 standards was published on the EU-IHIS website.
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The Fifth EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee Meeting

12 February 2014


The fifth meeting of the EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee (PSC) was held on 12 February 2014 in the Ministry of Health and included a presentation on the summary of activities for October 2013 - February 2014, as well as discussion about current issues related to the project implementation and various technical documents.
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Study tour to Norway

11-13 December 2013


The representatives of the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Republic of Serbia, the Institute of Public Health of Serbia (IPHS), the General Hospital (GH) Kikinda and the EU-IHIS Project, participated in a study visit organized in Trondheim.
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EU-IHIS Team Visited the General Hospital Sombor

21 November 2013


The EU-IHIS team met with the hospital management, IT staff and the end-users in the General Hospital (GH) Sombor, in order to monitor the HIS implementation, which started on 7 October.
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Hospital Information System Implemented in another Four Hospitals


Hospital Information System (HIS) has been implemented in another four hospitals through the Integrated Health Information System (EU-IHIS) Project, financed by the EU with 2.5 million Euros: University Children's Hospital, Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, General Hospital (GH) Pančevo and GH Smederevo.
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Workshop on Developing a National eHealth Strategy for Serbia

12-13 November 2013



The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia, has organized a two-day workshop on Development of the National eHealth Strategy.
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The Fourth Meeting of the EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee Held

25 September 2013



The fourth meeting of the EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee (PSC) was held on 25 September 2013 in the Ministry of Health.
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UNOPS Workshop on Project Management Best Practices

17 September 2013



The Project Centre of the United Nation Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Serbia organized the Workshop on Project Management Best Practices on 17 September 2013 in Belgrade.
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Start of the Hospital Information System operation in the General Hospital in Kikinda

23 July 2013


The revealing of the commemorative plaque in the hall of the main patient admission department in Kikinda General Hospital marked the formal start of the Hospital Information System operation.
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Hospital Information Systems Implemented in Four Hospitals


Due to professional approach of hospital's management and commitment of users, Hospital Information System (HIS) was implemented on time in all outpatient rooms and departments of the General Hospital (GH) Pirot.
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Organization of the Third Meeting of the EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee

11 June 2013


Third meeting of the EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee (PSC) was held on 11 June 2013 in the Ministry of Health.
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Health Information Think Tank Workshop

29-30 May 2013


Third Health Information Think Tank was held from 29 to 30 May 2013, during which the work on defining the scope of electronic health records (EHR) continued, with special emphasis on the basic elements of architecture, examples of business rules and basic scenarios in EHR systems, as well as the security, privacy and confidentiality of health data.
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WHO Consultative Meeting on eHealth Data Standardization and Interoperability

15-17 May 2013


Consultative Meeting of the WHO EURO region on eHealth Data Standardization and Interoperability took place in Tallinn, Estonia on May 15 - 17, 2013.
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Study visit by the delegation of the Ministry of Health of the Republic Moldova

14-17 April 2013


From April 14 to April 17, 2013, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia hosted the study group consisted of professionals and representatives of the health care system and the Minsitry of Health of the Republic Moldova.
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WHO expert for e-Health and ICT visited the Ministry of Health

11-13 March 2013


During the consultative visit of Mr. Clayton Hamilton, WHO expert for eHealth and ICT to the Ministry of Health, he underlined the importance of establishing EHR as a key component of the ICT strategy in Serbia's health care system.
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Implementation process started in the first group of hospitals

27 February 2013


EU-IHIS teams started with the HIS implementation process in the first group of hospitals.
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Second EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee Meeting

19 February 2013


The Second Project Steering Committee Meeting was held as a part of regulat activities of the EU-IHIS project.
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Second Health Information Think Tank (HITT) workshop

14 February 2013


HITT members continued their work on the definition of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and on the enabling legal framework, necessary for its legalization and functioning.
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EU-IHIS Health Information Think Tank (HITT) Seminar and visit of Rudolph Samoszynski, WHO expert for health information

14 December 2012


Rudolph Samoszynski, WHO expert for health information kept a seminar for EU-IHIS team and HITT experts group.
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Health Information Think Tank (HITT) Workshop

28-29 November 2012


Health Information Think Thank has been working on determination of EHR definition and content and the necessary legal framework for the functioning of EHR.
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Introductory Meeting of the Health Information Think Tank (HITT)

2 October 2012


Helath Information Think Tank (HITT) established as a part of EU-IHIS Project phase of health information and its specific tasks determined.
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EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee started with work

3 July 2012


The first meeting of EU-IHIS Project Steering Committee was also a constituent meeting and in line with that the PSC memebers, their roles and responsibilities were presented.
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EU-IHIS Project Kick-off Meeting

20 June 2012


EU-IHIS Project Kick-off Meeting was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia.
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