The demand of the Russians on digital services in the health sector is low — even the possibility of electronic appointments in public hospitals are not more than half of the patients. The share of those who buy drugs online, uses the capabilities of telemedicine or has a history of illness in electronic form, even less. This attitude of the population to the digitalization of medicine may reflect a small number of state projects in this area — the Ministry of health and the mandatory health insurance Fund while only promise to make them big.On the background of the government’s plans to develop digital healthcare is the electronic medical services in a low demand by the Russians, the research company Globosphere Russia. The least digitalized healthcare segment is the gathering and organizing patient’s medical records. As follows from the data of the survey, most people do not store data about your health obtained from surveys. The collection and storage of such information are doing less than a third (29%) of respondents — usually in paper form. 70% of respondents would be interested to try the service, which could collect and show the dynamics of health indicators.About the same is the situation with telemedicine services — 93% of respondents over the past year did not use them. Of those who communicated with doctors through audio or video, 65% did so more than two times, 22% three or four times. Slightly more popular was the sale of medicines via the Internet. First of all, in Moscow, on the use of services online pharmacies have reported 17% of Muscovites. While 77% of respondents still prefer to buy medicines in a drugstore at home.Interestingly, even when looking for a new doctor citizens are more likely to use recommendations of friends and acquaintances than the network capabilities. “An acquaintance” do 56% of respondents, websites with reviews about the doctors and clinics use, respectively, 49% and 39% of respondents. In General, online services for medical purposes use about half of the respondents — first of all we are talking about government websites for an appointment to the doctor and private services to assist in the purchase of medicines.Such low indicators of intensity of use of the possibilities of digital medicine partly reflect very mild course of implementation of state programmes in this sphere. While the most famous was the project of implementation of electronic medical records, which in 2013 with varying degrees of success develops Moscow and other regions. Less common is a system of electronic prescriptions in relatively full form it since September 2019 operates in the Belgorod region, in Moscow it covers only the recipients of preferential medicines.Telemedicine develops in most cases due to the privatex clinics, in public health, she is working in the framework of pilot projects. As follows from statements by the leadership of the Ministry of health and the Federal MHIF, in the short term, the digitization of both internal and user services in health care should be a priority. So, the Minister of health Michael Murashko talked about plans to launch under the MLA electronic vertically integrated system in several areas of medicine, and the head of the HIF Elena Chernenko promised in two to three years to create for OMS single informational. Note that the digitization of medical services has pushed several pandemic — while it is part of telemedicine and the adoption of the amendments, permitting online sale of medicines.Anastasia Manuylova