Mayor Sobyanin Praises IT in Moscow's Transportation, Healthcare, and Education
Modern technologies help the city provide high-quality public services, improve transportation and healthcare, and collaborate with the business.
The impact of information technologies on the daily life in Moscow is becoming more significant with each year, and the IT industry itself is showing growth on par with the highest performing industries, said Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin in his address at the Digital Business Evolution forum today.
“With close to 800 thousand SMBs in the city, Moscow can't live without information technologies. The information technologies used in Moscow today are aligned with global best practices in many fields of application. And the contribution of IT to the city's economy is only growing. This is one of the fastest growing industries,” said Sobyanin.
High-Quality Diagnostics and Treatment
There are more than 170 thousand healthcare workers in Moscow, and IT is instrumental to providing high-quality medical services.
“This was our goal number one, and by implementing the Integrated Medical Information and Analytical System we were able to fix the problems with doctor waiting times, appointment scheduling, electronic healthcare records, and many others.”
The Integrated Medical Information and Analytical System (EMIAS) will continue to evolve.
“We are setting up personal accounts for patients and hope that these accounts will integrate data from both municipal and private healthcare institutions. That means that you will be able to accumulate your healthcare data throughout your life, regardless of what clinic you attend.”
These data will enable better diagnostics and treatment.
Smart Transportation and Safety
Modern information technologies are also needed to manage Moscow's traffic flows and assist law enforcement agencies.
“Transportation is a basic system, without which a city like Moscow with its huge number of cars (seven million vehicles including Moscow Oblast) cannot function by definition. If we do not deal with the transportation problem, the city will collapse.”
One of the focus areas is the creation of an intelligent transportation system to control traffic lights, bus and train traffic, and to photo enforce traffic laws.
Moscow's law enforcement agencies actively use CCTV systems in their daily work. Today there are more cameras in Moscow than in many other megalopolises of the world. In that regard, only London and a few other national capitals are ahead of Moscow.
“All these technologies are based on the latest developments of mainly small and medium-sized IT companies,” said Sergey Sobyanin.
According to assessments by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Moscow is now among the ten best cities in the world for the quality of education.
“Information technologies play an important role here. For example, we're proud of our Moscow eSchool system, which is the fruit of a joint effort of IT companies, SMBs, and entrepreneurs,”
He also added that the eSchool's library is open to all teachers in Russia and abroad.
The Digital Business Evolution forum is being held at the Digital Business Space venue. The organizers have planned four panel discussions with more than 20 speakers. Among them are representatives of leading Russian and global IT companies. Key topics include digital education and infrastructure, Internet promotion, and access to international markets.
Participants will discuss modern approaches to the development of the digital public space, innovative solutions in financial services, and public-private collaborations in the field of digitization.
20 april 2019