The Geographic Information System of the Russian Ministry of Health

  • Georgy Lebedev
  • Alexander Polikarpov
  • Nikita Golubev
  • Elena Tyurina
  • Alexsey Serikov
  • Dmitriy SelivanovEmail author
  • Yuriy Orlov
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 193)


We consider the aspects of the geographic information system application in the healthcare area. We describe the main functions and features of its usage at the medical organizations level, at the level of the executive authority of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation in the field of health care and at the state federal level. The breakthrough in medical-geographical mapping and modeling took place due to the development of modern information technologies. World science expands the field of application of geoinformation approaches in medicine and health care. The geographic information systems have been used in healthcare practice allowing visualization of geographical objects, processes and phenomena, as well as analysis, planning and modeling. A geographic information system is designed to consolidate and graphically display information on healthcare resources, including medical organizations and their structural units involved in the implementation of territorial state guarantee programs for free medical care to citizens. Access to the system is carried out using the Unified Identification and Authentication System. We present the options for working with a geographic information system and the application examples. Legal aspects of use and regulations are discussed, as well as healthcare application fields.


Medicine Informatics Bioinformatics Healthcare system Digitalization Geographic information systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgy Lebedev
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alexander Polikarpov
    • 1
  • Nikita Golubev
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elena Tyurina
    • 2
  • Alexsey Serikov
    • 1
  • Dmitriy Selivanov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuriy Orlov
    • 1
  1. 1.I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and InformaticsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.V.I. Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and PerinatologyMoscowRussia

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