North Rhine-Westphalia: Introduction of the e-prescription begins in Westphalia-Lippe

Dortmund (dpa / lnw) - In Westphalia-Lippe, the gradual introduction of the e-prescription begins on Thursday.

North Rhine-Westphalia: Introduction of the e-prescription begins in Westphalia-Lippe

Dortmund (dpa / lnw) - In Westphalia-Lippe, the gradual introduction of the e-prescription begins on Thursday. Around 250 practices are there at the start, as the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Westphalia-Lippe (KVWL) announced on Wednesday. In the coming months, the number of participants is to be gradually increased.

With electronic prescriptions, those with statutory health insurance no longer receive a pink slip of paper, but a code on their smartphone with which they can obtain the desired drug from the pharmacy. If you don't have the app you need or don't use a smartphone, you get the code printed out on a piece of paper. From 2023, it should also be possible to redeem e-prescriptions with the electronic health card.

The e-prescription starts in Westphalia-Lippe with the handbrake on, so to speak. "In the first few weeks, the rollout practices will only be able to create a paper printout," said KVWL board member Thomas Müller. However, the KVWL expects the semi-public company Gematik, which is responsible for introducing the electronic health card, the Federal Ministry of Health and the pharmacy management system manufacturers, that the e-prescription can be transferred and redeemed with the electronic health card in three months at the latest.

Yorum yapabilmek için üye girişi yapmanız gerekmektedir.

Üye değilseniz hemen üye olun veya giriş yapın.

NEXT NEWS