The World Bank: risk-stratified care management and coordination at the frontier of health policies
On 2 December, EHIF welcomed the World Bank’s representative Daniel Rogger who is the lead of the enhanced care management research team. The purpose of the visit was to introduce the results of the EHIF’s second pilot and to make summaries on the ongoing cooperation.
More and more people suffer from chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular diseases) both worldwide and in Estonia, and these people need to have their health status regularly monitored by a healthcare professional. In Estonia, risk-stratified care management approach was first introduced in primary care to provide better help to high-risk patients who usually suffer from several chronic diseases, other accompanying conditions and are at high risk of health status deterioration and increased healthcare utilization.
"The model aims at creating a working tool for family physicians and family nurses, which can be used to act proactively in order to avoid the deterioration of the condition of chronically ill patients and to better manage their care process in cooperation with specialized medical care and the social system," said Jekaterina Šteinmiller, lead of the high-risk patient care management project at EHIF.
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People over the age of 60 and risk groups should get their booster dose as soon as possible
The statistics of catching COVID-19 show that both infection and hospitalisation are on the rise, so it is extremely important that people in risk groups vaccinate against the virus and take other measures to prevent infection.
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Impossible to apply for compensation from vaccine insurance through digilugu.ee on the evening of Friday and on Saturday.
Due to technical maintenance, submitting applications for vaccine damage compensation is not available from 6 May at 18 o’clock to 7 May at 18 o’clock. If possible, please submit your application at the beginning of next week.
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Philips, Nordic Healthcare Group and Meditsiinigrupp will support Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot in Estonia
Philips, Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) and local partner Meditsiinigrupp will support public payer Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) in a two-year Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot Project by providing IT solution for measuring the outcomes and costs of ischemic stroke care.
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Medical specialist appointments during lockdown
If you have already made an appointment with a medical specialist:
In relation to coronavirus outbreak, the emergency dental treatment is still available
In this emergency situation and in relation to the coronavirus outbreak, the Health Board decided to suspend all scheduled dental treatment. In the case of an acute dental emergency, however, emergency dental treatment continues to be available.
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Work sick leave can be filed online as temporary measure from Monday
From Monday, March 16, going on sick leave can be done as a temporary measure online in Estonia, following the government's declaration of an emergency situation due to the coronavirus pandemic late last week.
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Family physician advisory line provides now personalized counseling
From the beginning of 2020, patients can request personalized counseling when calling on the family physician advisory line. At the permission of the caller the physician on the advisory line can look up the caller's health records to give more precise advice.
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Physician shortage poses challenges to health care
Recently there have been frequent discussions in the media about the lack of pediatricians, family physicians and clinical psychologists in different Estonian towns.
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EHIF customer service opening hours are changing
The EHIF customer service opening hours and information line service hours are changing as of September 16:
- Lastekodu 48, 10144, Tallinn, 10144
- Tartu, Põllu 1a, 50303
- Jõhvi, Nooruse 5, 41597