digitalization

AlgoRail: Digitalization helps reduce prescription fraud in Portugal

In 2019, 97% of the prescriptions in the public health sector of Portugal were electronic. At the seventh stop of our AlgoRail through Europe, Paula Simoes reports that whilst the digitization of the system has led to an optimization of resources and reduced costs, a major benefit was a crackdown on medical prescription fraud – a reduction by 80% during the first year.  In 2016, the “paperless prescriptions” program and the electronic […]

AlgoRail: Is France neglecting health by improving health data access?

In March 2019, the establishment of a ‘Health Data Hub’ was adopted by the French National Assembly to allow AI projects to easily access health-related data. At the fifth stop of our AlgoRail through Europe, Nicolas Kayser-Bril takes us back 200 years when France first started collecting health information of its citizens, because of a wide-spread epidemic. In […]