FAHRETTİN KOCA, MINISTER OF HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
The Ministry of Health’s determination about “paperless hospitals” to provide patients better service of the higher quality and making things easier for healthcare workers has been a source of motivation for all health institutions. Today, Turkey left many European countries behind with the progress that has been made in the field of digitalization in healthcare and managed to become the leader in Europe.
As of this year, Turkey overtook all European countries with 3 public hospitals that achieved level 7 at HIMSS EMRAM ratings and 174 public hospitals that achieved level 6 validation at the said ratings. Turkey will carry on the digitalization of its hospitals with the same determination and speed.
Performance shown by Turkey in the field of healthcare and the progress made in the digital hospital business gets attention in the international arena, too. I hope that HIMSS+Eurasia Conference will make a great contribution to the increase in the global power of our country which is a good example and leader for countries in the region with its success and experience.