Today 4

Yesterday 85

All 39182098

Tuesday, 26.05.2020
eGovernment Forschung seit 2001 | eGovernment Research since 2001

AL: Albanien / Albania

  • AL: Telemedicine centre opens in Tirana

    27 September 2011 marked a milestone for healthcare in Albania with the grand opening of a telemedicine centre in Tirana.

    The US-based International Virtual e-Hospital (IVeH) developed and built the National Telemedicine Center of Albania on the campus of the University Hospital Center 'Mother Theresa' (TUHC), as part of the Integrated Telemedicine and e-Health Program of Albania in partnership with USAID, the Albanian Ministry of Health, the United States Department of Defense's Office of Defense Cooperation and the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE). The development of the telemedicine centre was achieved through the IVeH strategy Initiate Build Operate and Transfer (IBOT). In addition, there are five regional telemedicine centres in Kukes, Shkoder, Durres, Korce and Vlore which have been developed through the same partnership.

  • Albania Boosts e-Government Scheme

    Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha has said his government is giving top priority this year to making government services available on the internet.

    Dubbing 2008 as "the year of the digital age", Berisha pointed to the implementation of electronic information technology in three new projects as steps in the right direction.

    The examples to follow, according to him, were the introduction of a criminal records register, internet access in secondary schools and the newly opened credit registry for Albania’s Central Bank.

  • Albania initiates telemedicine project

    The Integrated Telemedicine and e-Health Programme in Albania is a two-year, $750,000 project that will establish a National Telemedicine Centre at the Mother Theresa Hospital in Tirana and five Regional Telemedicine Centers.

    Albania is working to establish its first National Telemedicine Centre through an USAID-funded project implemented by the International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation.

    The programme, which was first established in Kosovo in 2002, is part of a telemedicine network being built in the Balkans. According to USAID, it is "based on the successful model of the Kosovo Telemedicine Programme".

  • Albania is working to establish its first National Telemedicine Centre

    Albania is working to establish its first National Telemedicine Centre through an USAID-funded project implemented by the International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation.

    The programme, which was first established in Kosovo in 2002, is part of a telemedicine network being built in the Balkans. According to USAID, it is "based on the successful model of the Kosovo Telemedicine Programme".

  • Albania Puts Public Tenders Online

    The Albanian government launched a pilot project on Sunday to move public tenders online, aiming to cut the cost of procurement and curb possible corrupt practices.

    The project was presented at a briefing by deputy Prime Minister Gazmend Oketa, and is supported by the United Nations within the framework of its Millennium Development Goals.

  • Albania, Austria sign E-Tax accord

    An export credit agreement on the financing of an E-Tax project was signed between Albania and Austria on Tuesday.

    The signing ceremony was attended by Albanian Minister of Finance Ridvan Bode and the Austrian ambassador Florian Raunig in Tirana.

    Bode said the project was part of Albania's e-government program that is funded by Austria under a bilateral agreement of financial cooperation signed on Dec. 7, 2010.

  • Albania: Improving Health Care in the Balkans

    UA surgery professor receives a grant to establish a telemedicine center in Albania.

    The University of Arizona, through the International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation founded and led by UA trauma surgeon Dr. Rifat Latifi, was awarded a $750,000 cooperative agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development to establish a National Telemedicine Center in Albania.

    This two-year project will establish a National Telemedicine Center at the Mother Teresa Hospital in Tirana, Albania, with the support of the Albania Ministry of Health and the University of Tirana Medical School.

  • Albania: New e-signature and data protection acts create new IT framework

    Albania has recently adopted several IT acts. The acts were drafted based on the EU Information Society Directive's aim to provide the necessary legal framework for electronic communications and e-government. The new law on the protection of personal data sets out the rules on fair and transparent processing of personal data.

  • Albania’s one-stop-shop licensing center expands to the regions

    The Albanian government's one-stop-shop for commercial licenses will expand from the capital of Tirana to the regions, USAID said in a statement.

    The National Licensing Center (NLC) and National Registration Center (NRC) signed an accord that will allow existing NRC service windows to process business licenses, initially in Korça, Shkodër and Vlora.

  • Albanian PM on E-government: Saves Time and Offers Transparency

    Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha declared on Tuesday that digitalization is a vital process that will help transform Albania into a developed country, contribute to its integration in the European Union and as being one of the most efficient efforts in fighting corruption.

  • AmCham Study Analyzes Usage of the e-Procurement System in Albania

    The American Chamber of Commerce in Albania (AmCham) published today the findings of a Monitoring Report on the Usage of Albania’s Electronic Procurement System (EPS).

    According to the report, EPS users, businesses and contracting authorities evaluated the system as both effective and user-friendly, particularly in terms of savings in time and money, transparency and secure procedures. Yet internet service, particularly outside Tirana, remains an issue. The report was conducted with the support of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Albania Threshold Program II (MCCA2), administered by USAID.

  • Austrians fund Albania's e-government plans

    Albania's Minister of Finance, Ridvan Bode and the Austrian Ambassador in Tirana, on Tuesday signed an agreement for a soft loan worth 40 million euro, which gives the Austrian government to enace several projects within Albania's E-Government program.

    Albania's Minister Bode, said that this loan will address three areas that are still problematic in the operation of government such as: full modernization of tax administration, modernizing the health system, and modernize the property registry system.

  • First Telemedicine Center opens in Albania

    Symbolically, during the inauguration of this center was realized the first telemedicine connection (through tele-presence) with Professor Rifat Latifi, Director of the Project, founder and President of International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation, who was on a mission in Arizona.

    Premier Berisha attended last week the opening ceremony of Albanian Telemedicine Center. Also present at the activity were U.S. Ambassador to Tirana, Alexander Arvizu, Minister of Health, Petrit Vasili, Director of ‘Mother Teresa’ University Hospital Center (QSUT), Saimir Ivziku, representatives of USAID, who have supported this project, physicians, etc.

  • Helping hands: USACE, EUCOM, USAID bring virtual health care to Albanian hospitals

    “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody,” said Mother Teresa, the Albanian Saint for whom the country’s largest hospital is named. By connecting even the most remote regions of Albania to the global medical community, telemedicine is attempting to cure this disease.

    Designated areas at the “Mother Teresa” University Hospital Center and three other major regional hospitals throughout the country are being renovated to house new telemedicine and e-health centers.

  • USAID launches the Albanian Cyber-Security Program

    USAID launched the Albanian Cyber-Security Program, a one-year initiative that will build the Government of Albania’s (GoA) capacity to prevent and respond to cyber-security incidents. USAID/Albania Mission Director, Mr. Joseph C. Williams, and Albania’s Minister of Innovation and ICT, Mr. Genc Pollo, delivered opening remarks at the ceremony.

    Following the ceremony, experts from Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will conduct a week-long workshop to help key GoA and non-governmental institutions understand cyber-security models, build skills to resist operational threats, and develop processes for managing cyber-security incidents.

  • USAID’s is investing $1.25 million to establish Albania's National Telemedicine Centers

    On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Alexander Arvizu, and Albania’s Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, officially opened Albania’s National Telemedicine Center at the Mother Theresa University Hospital in Tirana. The center will serve as the foundation for a national telemedicine and e-Health network in Albania that will directly address the issues of rural access, patient care, and medical education for health professionals

Go to top