Regional Standardization of Health Records

A new web platform belonging to the SIECA aims to simplify and harmonize procedures for the sanitary registration of processed foods and beverages in Central America.

Monday, July 4, 2016

A statement issued by the Sieca explains that "...The Regional Integration System for Health Records (SIRRS) is a regional automated system for the recognition of medical records to be administered by SIECA and aims to simplify, harmonize and automate procedures for sanitary registration of processed foods and beverages in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. "

"It is expected that the implementation of the system will reduce costs associated with these processes by up to 25%."

See System for Regional Integration of Health Records.  



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