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Spain to invest in health information systems

Spain to invest in health inf…

Published on: 04/11/2014 News Archived

Spain’s Ministry of Health is to invest 1,256,950 euro in the development of health information systems, it announced on 3 October. The Spanish government wants to extend and improve the health infrastructure that is used for the collection, exchanging and processing of information within the National Health System.

The money is being given to Spain’s autonomous communities, the ministry said in a statement, and is intended for the:

  • Development and consolidation of primary clinical health care information systems;
  • Modernisation of existing health care information systems, to bring them into conformity with the latest International Classification of Diseases;
  • Improvement of existing hospital information systems.

The ministry also announced that it would make available 305,920 euro for the implementation of strategies for the prevention and treatment of rare diseases.


More information:

Announcement by the Ministry of Health (in Spanish)