The National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) is a central IT system which has set the foundations for ensuring communication between healthcare service providers. Today, more than 26 thousand health professionals and 13 thousand pharmacy staff uses the system in Hungary. Starting from 2020, more than 22,000 institutions have access to the EESZT infrastructure, including private service providers.


There are more than 6000 active general medical practicioners, as well as:

o more than 300 outpatient institutions

o more than 100 inpatient institutions

o more than 3000 pharmacies

o more than 8800 private healthcare institutions


The details of more than 600 million receipts have been entered into the EESZT so far.

An average of 800,000 new electronic prescriptions (ePrescription) are ordered daily.

By June 2020, there was a 90% increase in the monthly prescription of electronic prescriptions.

Annually, 75 million medical documents (e.g. medical records, outpatient data sheets, discharge summaries) and approximately 180 million doctor-patient appointments are recorded online in the EESZT system in Hungary. This amounts to a daily average of 300,000 medical documents recorded in the Infrastructure.


The EESZT is a system that facilitates information flow and makes it easier and faster for the data sent to the Infrastructure to reach the relevant professionals. It is a Hungarian integration platform, available 24 hours a day. Its central services are available anywhere and anytime. The system transfers the health data of every patient to a central database which the various health professional can consult through the corresponding hospital, general practitioner or pharmacy systems with the appropriate authorisation.

It is essential for modern healthcare that all patient data be readily accessible to every therapist from one single source, regardless of whether the health services used by the patient were from a publicly funded or private provider system. The services of the EESZT provide more information to health professionals about the patient, allowing them access to information about any drugs, referrals or medical records prescribed by other therapists. This greatly improves the quality and effectiveness of

healthcare: unnecessarily repeated examinations can be avoided and health professionals get a much more accurate picture of their patient which promotes a more definite diagnosis and faster recovery. Meanwhile, citizens have access to more and more data concerning their medical treatment through a single centralised interface.

Personal medical data can be accessed on the citizen portal of the EESZT (National eHealth Infrastructure) /, after using Client Gate authorisation. The portal contains all medical data uploaded after 1 November 2017 by institutions who joined the cloud.

Data exchanges allow for a more thorough understanding of the patient's health background and medical history, electronic recording and making available of health data facilitates the flow of information and reduces administrative burdens, and institutions can transfer medical documents related to patient care more accurately, safely and faster to one another.