More than 20 IT companies work in the Ukrainian digital health segment. Together they are responsible for 1% of the Ukrainian medicine market, which is estimated at UAH 400 billion.
The portal Investory.News published an analysis of the Ukrainian digital health market. According to experts of the media, today the medical market in Ukraine is estimated at about UAH 400 billion per year, and medical information systems occupy 1% of this market.
At an early stage in the development of the digital health market, it was based on portals that acted as communication channels between the patient and the doctor, for example likar.info and doc.ua. These services are popular – 8690 doctors are registered on doc.ua, and thousands of online consultations were provided per month through likar.info in 2012.
Now the core of the market is formed by more complex medical information systems (MIS), working together with the Ministry of Health, forming a unified state system eHealth. This is part of the medical reform.
According to the eHealth portal, today about 20 MISs operate in Ukraine. Among them are: Clinic without queues, Health24, Medair, Scarb, MedInfoService, Helsi, Doctor Eleks, Medstar, Medikit, and others.
Investory.News provides the following data on the payback of these systems: according to a survey of market players, investments in MISs range from $100 thousand to several million dollars, and monthly development costs can reach UAH 2 million. The average payback period of the MIS project is from 2 to 5 years, and the number of users is the main criterion for success.
The unified state system eHealth combines modules for working with patients, doctors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and the like. Promising areas for the development of the system are electronic prescriptions, sick-lists, insurance, and sales of medical equipment. One of the main advantages of digital systems in healthcare management is the collection and analysis of big data, which is needed by the government, insurers, and pharmacists.
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