THE EXPERT’S OPINION: The Design and Implementation of the Republic of Georgia’s Health Network

THE EXPERT’S OPINION: The Design and Implementation of the Republic of Georgia’s Health Network

Adi Armoni (Tel-Aviv College of Management, Israel)
Copyright: © 1999 |Pages: 2
DOI: 10.4018/jgim.1999010105
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Abstract

The Republic of Georgia’s healthcare system experienced tremendous changes since the mid 1990s. Having recently moved from the state governed and budgeted system, it now needs to become more self-supported. Instead of inpatient care oriented systems, it should become more disease prevention and outpatient care oriented. The healthcare authorities should also establish a medical insurance system, change the mentality of health insurance industry, develop a new financing system, and promote the development of a private/non-governmental health care sector. All these need not only new strategies but a new environment as well. Information and communication technologies may be seen as expensive tools for the country with a devastated post-Soviet economy. However, the system approach in the development of a modern information system may represent the only way out of existing confusion. The system approach may also be a means of narrowing the gap between present reality and reality of developed countries; and a method of achieving the required restructuring of the system in the near future.

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