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.
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.