With the Fourth Industrial, i.e. Digital Revolution, we have a chance to make up for lagging behind and catch up with more developed countries. This technological revolution will fundamentally change our lives, it is inevitable and unstoppable. Only winning societies choose to welcome changes, they do not averse from them. The Serbian Government believes that Serbia is ready to lead the entire region in changes that will follow and creation of new possibilities for all. The digitization process will enhance the standard and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Serbian citizens. Efficiency will be increased, costs will be reduced and new value will be created in almost all areas of life and work. The digitization process is the most important catalyst of innovations, competitiveness and growth.
The project to introduce electronic prescriptions was started on 30 October 2017, with an implementation test in 10 municipalities of the city of Belgrade in primary level health care institutions. In December 2017, the remaining Belgrade municipalities were included, as well as certain parts of Vojvodina, central and southern Serbia, which amounted to a total of 62 primary level health care institutions. In the first quarter of 2018, the implementation was completed in the territory of Vojvodina, and after that in the whole of central and southern Serbia.
Integration with 9 different software solutions that are used as a health information system at the primary level of health care was carried out successfully.
The electronic prescription can be used in pharmacies throughout Serbia that have a contract with the Republic Health Insurance Fund on issuing medicines at the expense of the mandatory health insurance.
Annual savings of approximately two million euros are achieved by issuing electronic prescriptions instead of paper ones.
Regulations related to medicines and medical devices can be viewed here.