Insight into the Digital Health System of Ukraine (eHealth): Trends, Definitions, Standards, and Legislative Revisions


  • Kyrylo S. Malakhov V. M. Glushkov institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine



Digital health, eHealth, Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Healthcare of Ukraine, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Telerehabilitation, The Strategy for the Development of Telemedicine in Ukraine


Purpose. This article aims to provide an in-depth examination of the digital health system of Ukraine, focusing on the emerging trends, precise definitions, established standards, and recent legislative revisions that shape the practice and implementation of eHealth solutions within the country. Background. The digital health landscape in Ukraine has witnessed significant transformations, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent military conflicts. These events have catalyzed the expansion of telemedicine services, leading to innovative approaches in healthcare delivery. The national strategy underscores the necessity for human-centric and accessible telemedicine, reinforced by technological neutrality, and harmonization with global standards. Methods. A review of the current literature, national strategies, and legal documents was conducted, alongside an analysis of data usage and service provision patterns in various Ukrainian regions. Participation in the "Science for Safety and Sustainable Development of Ukraine" competition facilitated project initiatives like the development of a cloud-based platform for patient-centered telerehabilitation for oncology patients. Findings. The utilization of telemedicine has significantly increased in conflict-affected regions, demonstrating the need for, and the effective deployment of, digital health strategies under crisis conditions. Private health facilities and entrepreneurs have been pivotal in the provision of telemedicine services. Legislative efforts have been geared toward framing telemedicine as an integral component of the national eHealth system, ensuring interoperability, and aligning with international standards and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). Interpretation. The findings underscore the resilience and adaptability of the Ukrainian healthcare system in the face of adversity. There is a clear trend towards a more integrated, patient-focused, and technologically advanced healthcare model, aligning with international trends and prioritizing public health goals over private profits. This progress, however, is contingent upon continuous development, investment in technological infrastructure, and legislative support to sustain and advance digital health initiatives.


Author Biography

Kyrylo S. Malakhov, V. M. Glushkov institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


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How to Cite

Malakhov, K. S. (2023). Insight into the Digital Health System of Ukraine (eHealth): Trends, Definitions, Standards, and Legislative Revisions. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 15(2).