Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy Kyriacos Kokkinos announced on Monday that in 24 months, the computerization of public hospitals will be completed through the integrated health information system, the contract of which was signed at the Presidential Palace.
Kokkinos said that this system is being implemented at a time when the transition to digital reality is a priority in all sectors and a necessity for development, sustainability and competitiveness.
"this new system will also contribute to the optimization of the organization and operation of public hospitals, offering increased efficiency and productivity and saving valuable human resources."
He described the health sector as a crucial pillar that has people in its center adding that the adaptation to the new environment requires the immediate redesign and urgent implementation of a series of structural changes at all levels.
According to the Deputy Minister, this new system will ensure fair access to quality medical services for all citizens and will meet the needs of both the public and private health providers.
He said that this new system will also contribute to the optimization of the organization and operation of public hospitals, offering increased efficiency and productivity and saving valuable human resources.
Kokkinos in his speech also pointed out that his project is one of the three main reform projects which the state and the Deputy Ministry have put a lot of effort into implementing.
Chairman of OKYpY, the state health services organization, Marios Panagides, said that today is an important day and a milestone for the organization adding that the new system will replace the outdated system currently in public hospitals and will allow flexibility and efficiency in services.
Panagides also said that OKYpY will be transformed into a modern organization with financial autonomy and an upgraded system.
The continuous development and modernization of the Organization and its hospitals is a promise they made from the beginning, said the General Executive Director of OKYpY, Kypros Stavrides. He said that with an estimated cost of 46 million euros this is one of the largest IT projects in Cyprus.
He said that when the system is up and running the aim is to serve the patients in a fast and more efficient way.