RIGA – Two out of three family physicians are forced to work longer hours because of the work with the e-health system, said Sarmite Veide, the president of the Latvian Association of Family Physicians, at the association’s meeting today.
During the meeting a number of family physicians reported on different problems they have faced during the use of the e-health system.
There are problems with sick notes, e-prescriptions and also the new functionality – e-referrals.
As reported, using the new e-health system became mandatory for all healthcare institutions for prescribing government-funded medicines and issuing sick notes in Latvia on January 1 this year. Initially there were many complaints about the new system being too slow and other flaws.