National Technology Initiative: Social Reflections and Türkiye's Future

National Healthcare Technology Initiative

The National Technology Initiative in health has been shaped with a different perspective compared to many other sectors due to the dominance of a completely human-oriented approach in its focus and execution. When the investments made in the field of health in the last 20 years are considered, we can easily see the building blocks that were built on the way to the "National Technology Initiative". Health is the service sector that prioritizes human life, the most important and the highest expectation of society. Just as it is human in its focus, there is also a human in meeting this expectation. Therefore, when you make the quality of health care a priority and strengthen this area with qualified human resources, you can have a very strong projection in terms of technology. In this context, we can summarize the path to “National Technology Initiative in Healthcare” as qualified human resources as the primary element, then sustainable service quality, together with these the implementation of innovation-oriented policies, strengthening multidisciplinary penetration, and finally realizing a big development-oriented move. The main priority of health is measured by human life and the quality of the service provided. When you realize this basic priority, you will eliminate a big deficiency on the way to the technology move with the strong human capital. In the last 20 years, we have brought health service quality and satisfaction rates to the highest level in the world. The strong support and motivation obtained after this have enabled us to quickly implement the digitalization policies, which are the main elements of the high technology segment of the health system. In our country, the "Health Information Systems Action Plan" was officially introduced in 2004. In 2014, all health facilities, including public, private, and university, were made to interoperate on a single platform methodology, and in 2015 the e-Nabız System was introduced at the disposal of all health stakeholders. After the data standardization, which is the prerequisite of digitalization, was perfected in the entire sector, many projects focused on digital infrastructure were implemented quickly. In this article, within the scope of "National Technology Initiative in Health", the motivation that guides our country, especially in health digitalization and making Türkiye a strong player in this field on a global scale and the projects realized in this process will be discussed.

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DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.978-625-8352-17-7.ch17