Health Information System

The Health Services Organization Act and Associated Acts Amendment Act accepted by the Parliament (in Estonian: the Riigikogu) on December 20th of 2007 provides that as of September 1st of 2008 the health care service providers are obligated to forward medical data to the Estonian National Health Information System (ENHIS). The first applications of ENHIS will be launched in fall 2008 and the gradual development of the system will continue until 2013.

The health information system is a database that is a part of the state information system. The health care related data is processed in this database in order to conclude and execute the health care services provision contract, ensure patients’ rights, protect public health and quality of health care services, to maintain the registers of health conditions as well as to manage health care (The Health Services Organization Act and Associated Acts Amendment Act, §59¹ section 1).

According to the Health Information System Statute, the processor of the Estonian National Health Information System is the Ministry of Social Affairs and the authorized processor is the Estonian eHealth Foundation.

The health care services providers have to conclude a contract with the Estonian eHealth Foundaton in order to be interfaced with ENHIS.

The Estonian National Health Information System's service desk 6 943 943

The health information system has its own information portal, www.digilugu.ee dl_dlugu.jpg