ELGA (Electronic Health Records)

  • - Ongoing

    Austria

ELGA stands for electronic health records. ELGA is an information system that simplifies the process of accessing the citizens health records for the citizen and their doctors, as well as other health care professionals at hospitals, care facilities and pharmacies. Health data such as a patient’s test results are generated by a variety of health institutions. ELGA networks all of them and makes them available digitally. ELGA makes it easier for the Austrian citizens to manage their most important health data. Using ELGA, citizens and their doctors can access the records from any location, whenever they want – simply and securely. The aim is to supplement medical treatments and consultation with improved information flows, particularly when several health service providers are working together.

ELGA saves time, provides a better overview and avoids unnecessary multiple examinations. Citizens can view, print or save their ELGA test results and e-medication overview – whenever they want and wherever they are. Thanks to ELGA, hospitals and care institutions will have rapid access to important diagnostic and therapeutic information. It also enables the citizen‘s pharmacy to see his e-medication record for a period of two hours. The ELGA digital health record system makes a valuable contribution to improved patient safety and security.

Citizens can access their personal ELGA records online via the ELGA portal at ‚www.gesundheit.gv.at‘ by registering using their digital signature or electronic identification card. This electronic ID enables the system to verify the citizens identity.

The citizen’s personal ELGA records will grow gradually. To start with, it will display discharge notifications, as well as laboratory and radiological results provided by hospitals already working with ELGA. The system also shows who has accessed the citizen‘s ELGA health records, and when.

Further information: https://www.elga.gv.at/index.html