Allianz claims to be the first private health insurance company (PKV) in Germany to receive approval for the electronic patient file (ePA) from Gematik GmbH – the “National Agency for Digital Medicine”. So far, the ePA has been available to all those with statutory insurance as part of the Digital Supply and Care Modernization Act from January 1, 2021 for the collection and secure sharing of medical documents between doctors, patients and others – for research purposes or for treatment processes, for example to enhance. The Association of Private Health Insurance Companies assumes that private health insurance companies will be able to offer their policyholders an ePA by 2023.
In the next few months, the ePA will also be available to Allianz customers, according to an Allianz press release. The software manufacturer RISE provided both the backend and frontend systems for the ePA according to Gematik specifications. In addition to Bitmarck, the company health insurance funds also work together with RISE for the ePA and a fast-track process for registering without a card for the e-prescription app – using a single sign-on. In order to gain access to the ePA, some statutory health insurance companies require a video identification procedure. If you want access to the ePA, you can request this from your health insurance company.
Digital identities for faster login in e-prescription app
From 2023, the digital identities will come as part of the further development of the telematics infrastructure, which will network doctors, health insurance companies and pharmacies, among other things. In connection with cardless registrations, electronic health cards (eGKs) and other electronic IDs in the healthcare sector would become superfluous – such as the electronic healthcare professional ID card or an institution card.
Previously, in addition to a PIN, an electronic, NFC-enabled eGK, a smartphone with Android 7 or iOS 14 was a prerequisite for the e-prescription app. At the moment, however, some health insurance companies are having difficulties issuing them due to the lack of chips.
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