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United Medical Information and Analytical System of Moscow ("EMIAS")
Original author(s)Moscow Government
Developer(s)Moscow IT department, Moscow City Health Department
Initial release21.05.2013
Project goal(s)To improve the quality and access of the medical services in the public health facility
FundingMoscow Government
Available inRussian
Websiteemias.info
EMIAS terminals
EMIAS terminals

Unified Medical Information and Analytical System of Moscow (EMIAS) is a complex information system that automatises the booking of hospital visits and work of medical professionals in Moscow city. The system includes online appointment services, Electronic Health Record management, and Electronic prescribing based on "Cloud" technology. EMIAS is the digital system designed to increase the quality and access of medical services in public health clinics. The project was designed and is being implemented as part of the «Digital city» program in execution with the Moscow Government's order from April 7, 2014 (as Moscow government amended on 21.05.2013 № 22-PP).

Aims

Government of Moscow
Government of Moscow

The main goal of EMIAS is to make free medical services more available, superior, and convenient for citizens. This is accomplished by making medical information more accessible to medical professionals thereby saving valuable time on paperwork, scheduling, and in gathering medical information. EMIAS offers the leaders of medical institutions and the leaders within the medical sector, a smart and authentic analysis tool that will result in the effective management of Moscow's health care systems.

General information

The project is developed and being implemented as part of “Digital city” program by Moscow IT department. As of October 1, 2013, 557 public health facilities including female counselling centers and dental clinics got involved in EMIAS. Furthermore, EMIAS is organizing and uniting information between outpatient and inpatient facilities.

EMIAS is one of the biggest electronic medical systems in Europe involving over 600 medical institutions and 23 000 medical workers. About 7.7 million people are currently using the system and over 114 000 000 transactions have been made within the first year of the system’s launch.

The system allows managing flows of patients, contains outpatient card integrated in the system, and provides an opportunity to manage consolidated managerial accounting and personalized list of medical help. Besides that, the system contains information about availability of the medical institutions and various doctors. EMIAS allows managing medical registers to resolve medical organizing questions concerning different categories of people, having specific diseases.

EMIAS is being implemented in three steps. The first step is switching the registration process to be completely electronic at public clinics and hospitals. This will allow people to schedule a visit to a doctor remotely. The second step of implementation is creating medical records and using electronic prescriptions for each patient which will be consolidated and shared throughout the public medical sector. The third step will be in uniting the public medical sector with the private medical sector through the sharing of medical records and the introduction of EMIAS services.

In 2016, in a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) “Cities Managing Data” in the field of healthcare informatization, Moscow took a leading position and became the only one of the cities studied where the Unified Emias City Polyclinics System was fully implemented.[1] In 2021, the EMIAS.Info mobile application was included in the five winners of the EHEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP Awards International Prize, having received an honorary prize in the category of “Best Platform-oriented Appendix”.[2]

Projects

Modules

Electronic Health Records Patient flow management system
Statements and statistics Resource management (schedule)
Analysis and monitoring e-Prescriptions
Statements and statistics Hospitalization records issuing
Laboratory integration Periodic health examination
Accounting system integration Services record (Compulsory health insurance;

voluntary health insurance; commercial services)

Users

The objects of the automatisation are outpatient medical facilities of Moscow such as:

Achievements

According to the annual competition of Russian Ministry of Communications and ComNews «Best 10 IT projects for public sector 2013», EMIAS was acknowledged "The biggest project in Health Care System» and won «The best IS» in Health Care according to "Global CIO" competition.

Executives

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References

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  2. ^ "Москвичи за два года воспользовались электронной медкартой 55 млн раз". РБК (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-09-08.
  3. ^ "CNews: ЕМИАС ограничит количество записей к врачу". gov.cnews.ru. Archived from the original on 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  4. ^ "Владимир Макаров (ЕМИАС): Самозапись к врачу есть почти во всех поликлиниках Москвы". computerra.ru. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  5. ^ "РИА АМИ". ria-ami.ru. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  6. ^ "Записаться в московскую поликлинику с помощью приложения. Техника. Аргументы и Факты". aif.ru. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  7. ^ "eLIBRARY.RU - ЕМИАС - здравоохранение будущего". elibrary.ru. Retrieved 2014-03-31.