UMIAS wins a Global mobileGov Award in UK

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UMIAS wins a Global mobileGov Award in UK
Moscow’s Healthcare IT project has won an award for developing mobile government services and contributing to the future of eGovernment.

The Unified Medical Information Analysis System (UMIAS) has won the third prize at the Global mobileGov Awards, an international competition in mobile government services. The winners were announced on 9 May in Brighton (UK) at the MobileGov World Summit 2017. The jury chose from over 100 applications.

The UMIAS system is part of the Moscow healthcare upgrade plan and seeks to make medical services more convenient and accessible for patients. It is gradually covering all medical centres and institutions in Moscow and introducing online services for outpatient clinics and patients, including online appointments, electronic prescriptions, sick notes as well as other things.

“UMIAS was developed especially for Moscow in line with the requirements and specifics of the local clinics for outpatients,” said Vladimir Makarov, deputy head of the Moscow Information Technologies Department. “We hired over 30 Russian IT companies for the project, which is unprecedented in terms of its scale and pace both in Russia and the world. Moscow is the only big city where all outpatient clinics are included into the unified system, unlike New York, London, Barcelona or  Sydney, which are only considering this option.”

Work on UMIAS began in 2011 when it became part of the state Information City project. Now the system includes over 9 million patients and about 20,000 outpatient clinic doctors. A short-term priority is to integrate UMIAS with emergency medical services and also schools.

It is not the first time UMIAS has got  international recognition. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers ratings, Moscow is the leader of electronic healthcare solutions.