Mongolia's Ministry of Health and Sports and the World Bank launched the E-Health project to improve the reach and effectiveness of healthcare service delivery.
The project will help the government set up a health information exchange platform to share medical information among healthcare providers, patients and health administrators, world bank press release said.
"We believe that the introduction of information technology in the health sector will contribute to more effective use of the budget because the health information exchange platform will improve the accessibility, quality, and speed of health services in Mongolia," said Minister of Health and Sports S. Lambaa.
"The E-Health project will help reduce both the duplication of medical tests and the need for residents in remote areas to travel to bigger cities to get medical services because the exchange platform will enable healthcare providers to share medical information," said the World Bank Resident Representative in Mongolia James Anderson.
The program is funded with a $19.5 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA). IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions.