Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Hospitals, 2014, INE

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Press Release:  16 December 2014 - 1 Page(s)
Knowledge Society

The computerization of medical activities kept the upward trend, specially the proportion of hospitals with electronic medical records which rise from 42% in 2004 to 83% in 2014.

In 2014, all hospitals access the internet, 97% with broadband access. The availability of hotspots for its users is ensured by 45% of hospitals, while 35% offer computer with internet access to in-patients.

A large majority of hospitals, 93%, are present on the internet, mainly through their own websites (87% of those present on the internet) or in the website managed by the Ministry of Health (19%). The percentage of hospitals offering online scheduling of medical consultations increased by more than 20 percentage points in recent years (8% in 2010 and 30% in 2014).

Of telemedicine, the most used was the teleradiology, i.e. the exchange of patient radiological, ultrasound-based, CT or MR images for case discussion and diagnosis.

Original title:  The proportion of hospitals with electronic medical records almost doubled in the last ten years - 2014