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Dec 06, 2016

New national health app part of Healthcare improvements

The goal is to improve public health, honing in on people with chronic diseases, providing lifestyle and treatment advice and ultimately saving money

Hungary is planning a new national health app, which will connect patients to a central database of hospital and other medical records they can share with doctors.

According to politics.hu, the goal is to improve public health, honing in on people with chronic diseases, providing lifestyle and treatment advice and ultimately saving money.

Hungary has some of the worst health outcomes in Europe, with high rates of costly illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer.

The news comes just months after the Hungarian government announced a pay rise of 40 percent for doctors and pharmacists over two years in an effort to stem the mass exodus of medical staff.

They will be paid between 50,000 and 107,000 HUF more per month and a similar amount from 2017.

The Hungarian government also made several pledges to increase funding throughout the healthcare system in 2017 and beyond.