Digitally, simply, quickly and safely, Medical certificates are now issued. The new service of IDIKA was presented on Thursday morning by the Minister of State and Digital Government Kyriakos Pierrakakis, the Minister of Health Thanos Plevris, the Deputy Minister of Digital Governance George Georgantas and the President and CEO of IDIKA Niki Tsouma.
Medical certificates are the official certification by the doctor that a citizen can participate in sports activities safely for himself and his fellow human beings.. In addition, the possibility is provided for the certificate to be issued for any other legal use.
The procedure is performed exclusively by the doctor of each citizen. At first, the doctor registers the citizen's AMKA in the "Medical Certificates" service of the Electronic Prescribing system, selects the type of certificate (swimming pool, gym, specific sport or for any legal use) and finally chooses one of the standard texts. The medical certificate is issued automatically and is available to the citizen as follows:
- from the myHealth app, in the section "Medical Certificates"
- as long as the citizen has activated the intangible prescription, the barcode number of the medical certificate is sent by SMS and the complete medical certificate by e-mail in pdf format (depending on what the citizen has chosen as an information channel for intangible prescribing)
- if the citizen is not registered in the intangible prescription, the medical certificate is printed by the doctor.
The verification of the authenticity of the medical certificates by the bodies to which it is addressed is done through him myhealth.gov.gr/verify. There, the recipient to whom the citizen addresses the use of the medical certificate has the opportunity to search for it with the barcode code and to check its details, such as the name, the specialty of the doctor, the type and text he has written. also, depending on the status of the medical certificate one of the following messages is displayed:
- "Valid Medical Certificate"
- "Expired Medical Certificate" (The medical certificates for Swimming Pools, Gyms or Specific Sports are valid for one year)
- "Invalid Medical Certificate"
To check a medical certificate according to the above procedure, the recipient enters the platform myhealth.gov.gr/verify with the codes on Taxisnet.
The Minister of Health Thanos Plevris pointed out:
"The successful response to the pandemic and the daily battle with it does not prevent us from implementing policies at the same time., which will serve the citizen, especially in the field of Health. With the assistance of the Ministry of Digital Governance and electronic medical certificates we are moving forward to another step that will greatly help the citizen. This is a possibility which together with a series of other actions will lead Health to a next stage for the benefit of the citizen and is the continuation of actions that have been done so far and are combined with intangible prescribing and SMS applications on our mobile phones. with the aim of utilizing the know-how and support that the Ministry of Digital Governance gives us as a whole ".
The Minister of State and Digital Government Kyriakos Pierrakakis wished good luck and good strength to the new leadership of the Ministry of Health and then stated: "We are planning together with the executives of the Ministry of Health and with IDIKA a complete digitization program in the field of Health, which includes both "small wins" as well as breath-taking and long-term planning projects. We seek a "marriage" between technologies and platforms with knowledge and science. This is what happened in the digital system of the vaccination program, so we go now. The medical certificates we announce today are issued through the electronic prescription system, which we have expanded by implementing the intangible prescription. The certificates appear in the myhealth application which is a template for the digital medical record, a building that we will see implemented in the coming months ".
Deputy Minister of Digital Government George Georgantas said: "Today, we enable the issuance of medical certificates, digitally. Every citizen will now be able to use it easily, quickly and safely the medical certificates required for a series of activities of his daily life, through the MyHealth application, designed by IDIKA. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministers Kyriakos Pierrakakis and Thanos Plevris, we continue to design and offer new digital health services, substantially upgrading citizen service ".
The president and CEO of IDIKA Niki Tsouma noted: "Digital medical certificates are another service completed by IDIKA in the context of the Digital Reform of the Health sector and follow a number of other digital services that have been implemented., with the latest MyHealth app. The continuous progress in this field is fueled by the vision of IDIKA and the experience of its employees. The results are recognized by the Greek citizens and are supported by the support of both the Ministry of Digital Governance and the Ministry of Health. ".