Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu announced on Friday that the government launched a new personal health data system, which grants patients easy access to health services and their medical background via a web portal.
The state portal enabiz.gov.tr, which users can gain access to with a password, gathers patients' medical history, such as diagnostic reports and prescribed medication, and eases communication with doctors.
"Having the world's most developed portal in this field makes us happy," Müezzinoğlu said at a press conference in Istanbul.
Thanks to the portal, doctor can see patients' entire medical history. It also enables patients to communicate with their doctors, for example, before an appointment.
The portal also boasts an emergency button that enables people to call an ambulance immediately without having to provide a location to health workers.
The portal was developed with support of the Turkish Telecommunications Corporation (Türk Telekom).