Bulgarian military deploys smart cards
Bulgaria has begun deploying smart cards to provide secure access to the electronic health records of military personnel and their family.
Pan-European 112 emergency number a reality
Citizens across all European Union countries can now access emergency services by dialling 112, the single European emergency number. The pan-European number became a reality in all EU states when Bulgaria became the last EU country to start providing the service. Now that 112 can be called from any phone in Bulgaria, it has achieved […]
EU internet access reaches 60 per cent
60% of households across the EU had internet access in 2008, according to a survey. Across the 27 countries within the EU, household internet access ranges from 25% in Bulgaria to 86% in the Netherlands. Searching for health information remains a popular online activity, accounting for 28% of usage across the 27 countries surveyed. This […]
Dutch healthcare system rated Europe’s best
The Netherlands has been named as having the best healthcare system in Europe, emerging as the overall winner in the Euro Health Consumer Index 2008.
Bulgaria launches eCard prescriptions project
Bulgaria has begun an online electronic prescriptions project using a citizen-held e-health card. The first online transaction, carried out earlier this month, marked the official launch of the Bulgarian electronic health card (eCard) providing citizens with access to e-health services, beginning with e-prescriptions. Bulgaria’s first eCard pilot includes seven physicians, four pharmacies and 1,000 patients who […]
Austria named best healthcare system in the EU
Austria has the best healthcare service in the European Union, a survey by watchdog Health Consumer Powerhouse has found. The Euro Health Consumer Index is an annual ranking of national European healthcare systems across five areas that are key to the consumer: patients’ rights and information, waiting times for common treatments, care outcomes, the generosity […]