Health: the German Bundestag decides the features and data protection to E-patient records

starting with next year's planned electronic patient records will gradually get additional features. The sets a law of the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU)

Health: the German Bundestag decides the features and data protection to E-patient records

starting with next year's planned electronic patient records will gradually get additional features. The sets a law of the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), adopted by the Bundestag on Friday. In addition to doctors ' findings and x-rays to pass from 2022, also the Vaccination card, the Mother, the yellow examination booklet for children and the Dental bonus booklet can be stored in it. Spahn said the digitalization in the health sector should arrive at the patient. There is then acceptance, "if it makes everyday things easier."

Spahn said, the E-file will not be immediately available in all applications perfectly. However, it should "start time" and ensure that the digitisation of incoming in the health sector. "Then there is acceptance and agreement, but if it makes the everyday things easier." More Tempo to her after years of wrangling about more functions for the electronic health card. Because of the construction of a protected data highway of health care with On - and off-ramps to offices and clinics progressed long just tedious.

The data protection: The Insured can decide what is stored in your E-file and what you want to delete. And you determine who has access to data - however, in spite of criticism from data protectionists immediately to Start in a more refined variant. From 1. January 2022, it is provided the possibility, even for each document individually, which a doctor can see it. Then, it should be possible that a physician may have access generally to the ePA, but certain findings are not shown.

privacy to "the highest level"?

That a patient can give in the first year only, all or no data, puts the Opposition on the warpath. Left-expert Achim Kessler warned that "immature" E-file to be dangerous to the acceptance of the whole project. "Why do I need a orthopaedist information about a termination of pregnancy? What a eye doctor information about psychotherapy?“ The ePA was initially a "disordered collection of electronic documents". Also, Christine ash, mountain-Dugnus (FDP) criticized the preliminary "All or nothing" in Data releases.

Spahn campaigned to trust in data protection "at the highest level". The data would be on a German Server. And such offers should not be making only Internet companies such as Apple or Google. For the protection of processed data according to the law, everyone Involved from the doctor about clinics to pharmacies directly responsible. The operator within the data highway must report faults and safety defects immediately - in the case of failure of up to 300 000 Euro fine threaten. The insured should be able to comply starting in 2023, data of the medical research encrypted to provide.

in Order to encourage the doctors to go along with the E-file, is to provide incentives to Doctors and clinics to fill in for the first time with documents, you will get ten euros. Also planned is an App that you can download E-prescriptions to your Smartphone, and in pharmacies, can redeem. Alternatively, it is possible with a printed bar code should be on paper. The recipe is still digital to the pharmacy. Also Referrals to a specialist are to be electronically transmitted.

Updated Date: 03 July 2020, 16:19

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