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Three questions, three answers by Karin Maag for digitization in the health-care system

Whether diagnosis, treatment or communication between Doctors, patients and pharmacies: Through the use of digital applications much easier, faster and more precise. The CDU/CSU group in the Bundestag would like to make the opportunities of digitisation for all Stakeholders to use. Karin Maag, the health spokeswoman for the group explains, among other things, what will change with the planned “Digital supply-law”.

Wife Maag, looks like the digital future of health care?

Digitalization in the health sector is, in particular, the application of electronic devices for medical care (E-Health) and telemedicine to advance. Of benefit in first-Line patients as well as Doctors, pharmacies, and other stakeholders in the health sector. Just like in many other areas of digital processes that help to reduce bureaucracy and to simplify procedures. So the doctor has to issue no regulation for drugs, medical AIDS or no ill write more on paper. The digitization can be, for example, in the evaluation of important values such as blood sugar or blood pressure to help.

Another example of special textiles for persons with an increased risk of a heart attack, to detect disorders of the heart and in the best case, counter-measures can take, before it comes to a heart attack are. The elderly or people in need of care can bring technical assistance systems have more determination even, and part.

The Patient decides about his data

The Patient will manage his / her personal health data in the Form of an electronic patient record itself, and Physicians, as well as other service can provide providers in a self-determined available. Everything is digital going in the safe digital health network of the telematics infrastructure. The security of the personal data of patients is particularly important to me. This is the reason why we, with regard to the safety requirements, particularly thoroughly.

What steps do you want to go with the “Digital supply-law” now? With the law we will bring digital health applications – such as Apps – are significantly faster in the health care. The insured will have a statutory entitlement to these benefits. The digital communication between doctor’s offices, clinics and other health care providers, we are expanding further: For hospitals and pharmacies, we put clear deadlines for the connection to the telematics infrastructure, the digital network of the health care system. In addition, we create the possibility of midwives, physiotherapists and nursing facilities connect voluntarily to this network. This brings us closer to a functioning electronic patient record significantly.

Administrative processes to make it easier

In addition, we simplify the often much too bureaucratic, administrative processes, for example through more digital regulations. The possibility of prescriptions for medicinal products in electronic Form, we expand on regulations in the field of therapeutic AIDS and appliances. In the parliamentary procedure, we will advise on whether additional electronic prescriptions can follow. In addition, we allow for limited use of health data for research.

Resist data protection and research with health data to speak of?

Privacy has a high priority for us. Nevertheless, it is in the interest of a functioning health system, and the effect of achievements and innovations will be critically reviewed. The only way you can make adjustments and our health care future-proof design . As a result, the supply is more aligned to the needs of, and we can achieve savings for the community of solidarity. For the research in this area, we will set a clear framework: Only for a certain circle of use of crushing and well-defined purposes, we will provide consolidated access to these anonymised or pseudonymised data. Compliance with these high Standards, we will write binding. No one should have to worry that his health data


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