Egypt’s Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) released a new report titled, “Health Digital Applications in Egypt.”
The recent report highlighted the latest development of digital health services in Egypt through several initiatives like the national comprehensive health insurance system and other crucial medical applications.
In 2020, the “Atman” initiative was launched to provide a remote medical consultation service. 14,000 medical consultations were provided under this initiative, free of charge and remotely, to the beneficiaries of the Universal Health Insurance system (UHI) in a year, the report said.
The report also mentioned that Egypt launched in the same year the mobile phone app “Egypt Health” – an official program approved by the Ministry of Health – to raise awareness on a range of global current health issues, mainly COVID-19 transmission and protective measures.
In addition to this, the state launched the Egypt Health Passport app to determine the status of the registered persons -Egyptians and foreigners- in the Egyptian COVID-19 vaccine system in terms of vaccine doses and scheduled appointments for each dose.
According to IDCS’s report, the first digital interactive platform, Care Connect, was launched in 2015, following many other ambitious projects aimed at digitizing health services in line with the state’s national strategy to establish a communication network among the staff of the General Authority for Health Care and its health facilities.