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Modern polyclinics, a new approach to oncology treatment and the large-scale use of digital technologies are only a part of the latest updates in the capital’s medicine. Read more about the most significant innovations in the article.

A high standard of work and thousands of lives saved – this is how the metropolitan healthcare system can be described. Even in a situation of deteriorating epidemiological situation, the medical system of Moscow copes and helps the townspeople thanks to the work done over the past years. New technologies and standards have been introduced into the health care system, and many processes have been improved. Read about the most significant innovations in this article.

Cancer care standard

In Moscow, on the basis of the largest hospitals, six multidisciplinary oncological centers have been created: each includes a clinic, a laboratory and an outpatient oncological care center. Residents of one or two districts of Moscow are assigned to the centers. Patients can undergo diagnostics, undergo surgery, receive drug therapy and remain under dispensary observation – all on the basis of one institution. This approach allows you to shorten the time of making a diagnosis, increase its accuracy and start treatment as soon as possible.

Thanks to the new approach, it was possible to increase the volume of specialized cancer care by more than 40 percent in 2020. In addition, the average research lead time has decreased. More than 70 percent of patients learn the diagnosis earlier than it is determined by the terms of state standards and programs. Rendering cancer care during the pandemic did not stop for a day.

Sergei Sobyanin opened the first Moscow International Cancer Forum The “Personal Assistant” project for people with cancer has been launched in all districts

Moscow standard polyclinics

Polyclinics in the capital are being modernized and built according to the new Moscow standard: they install modern equipment, think over logistics (the most visited specialists are on the ground floor) and create comfortable conditions for patients and staff. So, patients will wait for a doctor’s appointment in spacious halls, and comfortable rooms will be arranged for doctors and nurses to relax. In district polyclinics it will be possible to get an appointment with narrow specialists and do many examinations. There are plans to reconstruct 137 city polyclinics and build 30 new ones with a total area of ​​more than 250 thousand square meters by 2024.

Recently, a comprehensive reconstruction of the branch No. 3 of the city polyclinic No. 6 was completed. The building of 1968 was almost completely rebuilt, it was renovated inside and out. It is now a bright, modern clinic where many examinations are available. The first patients were admitted here on June 28. On the same day, more three renovated polyclinics.

Sergei Sobyanin spoke about the progress of the polyclinic reconstruction program Four more polyclinics opened after reconstruction

Digital polyclinic

Even before the pandemic, digital technologies were actively introduced into the metropolitan healthcare. A single digital platform has been created in the city, which has united all electronic services. With their help, you can guide the patient from the first appointment and diagnosis to recovery and rehabilitation.

You can make an appointment with Moscow hospitals online and before that tell the chatbot about your complaints. If medications are needed, the doctor writes out an electronic prescription in 30 seconds. It cannot be lost or counterfeited. All these technologies save the doctor’s time, who can pay more attention to the patient.

Technologies are also involved in the diagnostic phase. More than 1,300 digital diagnostic devices are connected to the unified radiological information service (ERIS) of the unified medical information and analytical system. Due to this, during the appointment, the clinician sees the opinion of the radiologist in the electronic medical record and, if necessary, can immediately view the image – this helps him to diagnose or prescribe an additional examination. If an expert description of a complex case is required, medical images uploaded to ERIS are available to experts from the reference center – leading radiologists, candidates and doctors of medical sciences, members of international associations.

By the way, the description of the pictures itself is no longer possible without the help of a computer. Algorithms based on artificial intelligence mark the areas of possible pathologies with color cues and sort the images by urgency. The technology has helped to process more than two million studies so far. Doctors can listen to these prompts and write their own conclusions, using voice input to speed up work.

Digital clinic: how technology helps doctors and patients Artificial Intelligence Helps Radiographers Process Over Two Million Examinations

Lifecycle contracts

Some of the medical equipment, as well as almost all heavy equipment in Moscow, are purchased under life cycle contracts. The supplier maintains and repairs the equipment throughout its entire life cycle. This saves budget and ensures reliable operation of the equipment, even with constant use. Moscow is one of the first regions of the country to use such a unique procurement technology.

To the hospital named after S.S. Yudin has already entered more than 60 units of medical equipment, and to the hospital No. 15 named after OM. Filatova – 44 devices… In general, under life cycle contracts in the capital, more than 4.9 thousand units of complex high-tech medical equipment were purchased. These are X-ray and ultrasound machines, the latest models of computer and magnetic resonance tomographs, endoscopic and other equipment.

To the hospital named after S.S. Yudin received more than 60 units of high-tech medical equipmentFor hospitals and clinics purchased 235 mammographs under life cycle contracts

“Healthy Moscow”

This is a city program aimed at disease prevention. In summer, parks open mobile pavilions, where you can check your health in just one hour – take a general blood test, undergo diagnostics for diabetes mellitus and pulse oximetry, do an ultrasound of the mammary glands, and also identify the risks of developing various diseases. Doctors use modern equipment, and the examination results are displayed in an electronic medical record.

If more research is needed, the doctors give a referral to the clinic. So, in 2019, when the project was just launched, 430 thousand people underwent medical examinations. 12 percent of them were sent to in-depth research… Lectures and master classes on healthy lifestyles were also held for Muscovites in parks.

Now, during the aggravation of the epidemiological situation in the Healthy Moscow pavilions, you can only get vaccinated against COVID-19. As soon as the epidemiological situation improves, Muscovites will again be able to undergo medical examination in city parks.

How the Healthy Moscow pavilions work Healthy Moscow pavilions will be open only for vaccination against COVID-19

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