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  • 40.6% of Lithuanians use computer everyday

    According to a study on internet users and e-Government indicators, 40.6% respondents in Lithuania use a computer every day, 37.6% of those polled do not have a computer at home.

    The study conducted by the market research company TNS Gallup revealed that personal computers remained the most popular ones (50.6% of respondents in 2009, compared to 45.5% in winter), a lower number of those polled said owning laptops (17.2% compared to 17.9% in winter), writes ELTA/LETA.

  • Act passed to legally establish the Lithuanian eHealth system

    On 7 June 2011, the Lithuanian Parliament voted in the Amendment to the Act on the Lithuanian Health System which legally establishes a national eHealth system, and this means that in the future patient data will be managed electronically.

    This Act defines the eHealth system concept which encompasses health promotion activities and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) as a whole. It supplements the Act on the Lithuanian Health System with a Chapter III entitled 'Lithuanian eHealth system', which is related to the management of eHealth systems. The Act provides that the Lithuanian eHealth care system implementation is coordinated and supervised by the Ministry of Health, and is enshrined in the public eHealth services and an information system that will serve as a collaboration infrastructure.

  • Azerbaijan, Lithuania expected to cooperate in ICT sector

    Cooperation of Azerbaijani and Lithuanian ICT companies will allow setting up joint manufacturing of high technology products, Azerbaijani Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Iltimas Mammadov said at a meeting with the head of Lithuanian Business Confederation Valdas Sutkus on Monday.

    Addressing the meeting, Mammadov spoke about the work carried out in the ICT sector in Azerbaijan and activities that will be undertaken this year, namely the implementation of the broadband internet project and expansion of fiber-optic infrastructure in remote areas.

  • Belarus’ Government endorses agreement with Lithuania on cooperation in ICT

    The Government of Belarus approved the agreement with the Government of Lithuania on cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies and in the development of the information society, reads Resolution No. 120 as of 22 February 2013, BelTA has learnt.

    The agreement was signed in Vilnius on 23 November 2012. The Foreign Ministry was instructed to send a notification about Belarus' fulfillment of the domestic procedures required for this agreement to come into force.

  • Einführung von Internet-Wahlen in Litauen umstritten

    n Litauen hat ein Gesetzentwurf zur Änderung des Wahlrechts, der der Einführung der Stimmabgabe über das Internet den Weg ebnen sollte, keine Mehrheit im Parlament gefunden. Ein Versuch der Regierung unter Ministerpräsident Gediminas Kirkilas, den Entwurf zu retten und zur Überarbeitung an den für die Informationsgesellschaft zuständigen Ausschuss zu überweisen, scheiterte ebenfalls.

  • Global IT report ranks Estonia 22nd, Lithuania 32nd, Latvia 41st

    Estonia climbed two places to 22nd in the Global Information Technology Report 2013 of the World Economic Forum. Lithuania was ranked 32nd and Latvia was ranked 41st, reported ERR.

    Estonia was the highest ranked Central and Eastern European country.

    The table of rankings for 2013 was topped by Finland, followed by Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, Denmark, US and Taiwan.

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    Auch in der Baltenrepublik Litauen hat der Kampf gegen den Digital Divide begonnen: Die Regierung plant, mehrere Hundert öffentliche Internet-Zugänge einzurichten.
  • Legal Regulations to Ensure the Security of Lithuanian eHealth System

    The majority of eGovernment specialists tend to agree that strong confidence in system's security and data confidentiality are essential for the success of eHealth systems among the employees of the healthcare institutions and residents. In Lithuania, the special attention is given to assure the security and integrity of the National eHealth System (NESS) since its implementation was started, as foreseen in the national eHealth system development strategy for the period 2007-2015. The necessary legal regulations are being developed in the frame of the project "eHealth services", which is carried out by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania.

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  • Lithuania among most attractive destinations for shared services and outsourcing

    Global Shared Services industry experts named Eastern and Central Europe as the most attractive destination for Shared Services (SS) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) for businesses that are looking to relocate their operations to more competitive locations, Invest Lithuania reports.

    Experts from the UK and the United States gathered to share views on current trends in the global shared service and BPO industry at a reception hosted by Invest Lithuania, at the new premises of the Lithuanian Embassy in London on April 17, writes LETA/ELTA.

  • Lithuania approves new eHealth strategy

    The Lithuanian government has approved a new eHealth strategy for 2007-2015, aiming to improve the quality and continuity of patient services through information technology.

    The strategy document [currently available in Lithuanian only] builds on a previous feasibility study of eHealth system development and implementation steps from 2005 till 2008, and aims to meet European Commission eHealth standards.

  • Lithuania asks South Korea for e-govt help

    A delegation from Lithuania asked South Korea's government to assist the European country's 'e-government drive', according to Korea's Ministry of Information and Communication.

    The delegation, consisting of top officials of the Lithuanian government, arrived last week and is scheduled to visit several state agencies to examine South Korea's prowess in IT. In 2002, South Korea ranked 15th worldwide in terms of the e-government index taken by the United Nations.

  • Lithuania STORK pilot goes live

    The EU-funded STORK project has announced that Lithuania is now live in its Cross-Border Authentication Platform for Electronic Services Pilot. The scope of the pilot is to enable online public services to be accessed securely by citizens of member states using their nationally issued eID credentials.

    According to organisers of the project, the Cross-Border Authentication Platform for Electronic Services Pilot aims to achieve more cooperation between EU member states, via mutual recognition of their respective national eID scheme. Through technical interoperability with electronic services, the ease-of-use and take up of these services will be improved across national borders.

  • Lithuania takes another step towards an eHealth system

    The Lithuanian Ministry of Health has recently signed a contract for the implementation of a national medical picture archiving and information exchange system called MedVAIS (Nacionalinės medicininių vaizdų archyvavimo ir mainų informacinės sistemos, in Lituanian). The Ministry representatives also met with experts from the Estonian Ministry of Health to discuss this project and related ehealth aspects.

    MedVAIS will be based on nation-wide, uniform ehealth standards for the storage of medical images. Healthcare organisations will be able to view medical images in the system, and thus avoid performing duplicate medical exams. Furthermore, patients’ medical images will be linked to their health records.

  • Lithuania will use Estonia’s experience in order to develop eHealth system

    During the international eHealth Conference 'E-Health Tallinn 2010', held on 13-15 October 2010, Asta Meškerevičiūtė, the Director of the General Affairs Department at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania met with representatives from Estonia, among other countries, and praised the Estonian experience of implementing an eHealth strategy.

    "The strategy of Estonia is fully in line with our vision, so it is very important for us to take their experience and use it. Estonia's success is based on a strong competence centre, strict legal regulations and progressive eHealth service development," said Asta Meškerevičiūtė, Director of the General Affairs Department at the Lithuanian Ministry of Health.

  • Lithuania: eID cards presented at eDocument management workshop

    On the occasion of the Workshop on Electronic Documents in the Public Sector held on 18 June 2010 at the Lithuanian Archives Department, the current and future trends of electronic document management were discussed and the new national identity cards presented.

    The event was an occasion for representatives of the Ministry of the Interior to present the new identity cards which allow their holders to authenticate in cyberspace and to sign documents by electronic means. The workshop participants were told where and how to obtain the cards.

  • Lithuania: Information Society Ministry's proposals to rapidly increase number of Internet users

    The Lithuanian Ministry of Transports and Communications, the competent Minister for Information Society development, put forward a set of ideas to make three quarters of the country's population able to use the Internet.

    In 2009 the Internet users in Lithuania represented slightly more than half of the population. According to the Ministry's proposal, Lithuania should reach the European Union Member States' average of 75 % of Internet users. Another objective is to have 79 % of the Lithuanians trained to work on a computer, against 57 % in 2009.

  • Lithuania's Public Sector chooses E-Lock ProSigner for e-document exchange

    Frontier Technologies Corporation (E-Lock) today announced that its flagship product E-Lock ProSigner would be used by Lithuania's Public Sector for electronically signing documents.

    Lithuania's Information Society Development Committee (IVPK) was responsible for the project. E-Lock's partner in Lithuania - Santa Monica Networks - was instrumental and played a key role in liaising with IVPK, participating in a public tender and eventually delivering the E-Lock solution to public sector institutions via IVPK.

  • LT: Campaign launched to promote public eService usage beyond its current 23 %

    According to a poll conducted in July 2011, 23 % of Lithuanian citizens currently use electronic public and administrative services. In the light of these results, a campaign was launched to actively promote the use of eServices.

    The usage of eServices in Lithuania is below the EU average, which in 2010 stood at 41 % of citizens, and which is expected to reach 50 % by 2015. Ieva Žilionienė, Deputy Director of the Information Society Development Committee (ISDC; Informacinės visuomenės plėtros komiteto - IVPK, in Lithuanian), said that the aim is to catch up with the EU average, and that to this end the development and improvement of eServices has been allocated a lot of money from EU structural funds and the state budget.

  • LT: E-health is the remedy to heal shrinking global healthcare budgets

    E-health is the remedy to heal shrinking healthcare budgets worldwide, two Lithuanian experts told the Information Daily.

    Justina Januševičienė, Director of the General Affairs Department at the Ministry of Health in Lithuania, said there is “no secret” that healthcare faces shrinking budgets both worldwide and within the European Union.

    However, she believes that health professionals, experts and clinicians are tackling those challenges “all together”.

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