The event was under the commission of Federation Council Committee for social policy supported by Ministry of healthcare of the Russian Federation, Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
At the opening of a discussion platform the presidential Advisor German Klimenko delivered an inaugural address. As he noted, medicine had always been quite conservative, and at the current rate of development of modern technologies we observe at the moment, the doctors simply do not keep pace.
“The state is trying to eliminate the inequality between the capital and the regions in financial terms, the wages in the education sector are increasing. But medicine stays behind. If you drive from Moscow 200 kilometers away and come to a district polyclinic, you can see a depressing picture,“ German Klimenko stated.
The adviser to the President focused on the information technologies implementation in healthcare and the prospects of the process. In particular, he told about the development of telemedicine in order to ensure the quality and accessibility of healthcare. The largest contribution to the investment attractiveness of medicine, in his opinion, recently became the adoption of the corresponding law by the State Duma.
“We now have the necessary conditions for investors, primarily the legislative ones. The legal environment appeared. My opinion is that the main problem to be resolved before investors come to the industry is the legislative basis“, German Klimenko noted.
The pace of penetration of new technologies in the healthcare sector is restricted by the internal factors, however, this process is inevitable, the Presidential Adviser believes. He cited as an example the process of implementation of electronic cards in hospitals: ”At the moment the Ministry of Healthcare is in the process of medical records creation. Until we combine the data, we will not be able to bring to medicine the technologies of the global level that we have“, German Klimenko said.