2020 № 3 Digitalization of healthcare in the Russian Federation: myth or reality?
“Digitalization of society” is a completely new way to describe the modern state of affairs within the global trend of
creating a digital world. “Issues, concerning digitalization are to be considered strategically important for the country” – pointed
out in the messages of the President Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly. In November 2016 President of the Russian Federation proposed “to launch a large-scale system for the developing new kind of the economy for a new technological generation– the digital economy”. Consequentially, the “strategy of development of information society in 2017–2030” was introduced in accordance with the law. The overall aim of the healthcare digitalization is to provide the maximum number of residents with medical services, to ensure the availability of medical care in any conditions in any region. The development and implementation of digital technologies, as well as their promotion in various areas of clinical practice are important tasks as well. The article reports the results of a review of scientific publications, regulatory documents, as well as other information sources (including foreign sources). Following digital healthcare tools are considered: telemedicine technologies, mobile applications, websites and information platforms of medical organizations.