Journal

DVG Fast Track / Digital Applications

International DiGA Summit – Summary, Video, Docs, next steps

With over 1500 participants from more than 40 countries, the first International DiGA Summit on 16th September 2020 received great attention from digital health innovators from around the world. This blogpost summarizes the key insights, includes links to the Summit video recording & slides and outlines additional sources of information for DiGA manufacturers.

DVG Fast Track / Digital Applications, Webinar

International DiGA Summit

English-speaking, three hour event for digital health providers to learn about Germany’s DVG Fast Track, hear policy makers & regulators and get your questions answered by the German DiGA experts.

ePatient, Health 2025, DVG Fast Track / Digital Applications, Good News

DiGA Summit – Summary, Video, Docs, next steps

This blogpost contains the video of the DiGA Summit, all relevant docs such as the DiGAV & BfArM Leitfaden (manual), the Fast-Track starting date and an outlook to an English speaking DiGA webinar in later May 2020.

Blog, Health 2025, Good News, Corona

Why the COVID-19 crisis may have a silver lining for the health care system

While Germany has never been known for being a leader in digitalization, its recent launch of the worlds largest crowd-based infection monitoring app shows quite the opposite. As supporters of this initiative, I’d like to look at how German authorities may not only have changed their global reputation, but also showed how in every crisis, innovation can be found.

Blog, Smart Practice, DVG Fast Track / Digital Applications, Good News

Regulation of medical devices in times of COVID-19

How will COVID-19 affect medical devices regulation in Europe? And will the MDR be further postponed?
An analysis by our MDR-expert Jan Brönneke.

Blog, Health 2025, DVG Fast Track / Digital Applications, Good News

DVG FastTrack timeline / Evidence Researchathon

<< English summary below >>
Nachdem Bundestag und -rat Ende 2019 das Digitale Versorgung Gesetz (DVG) beschlossen haben, können ab Sommer 2020 Digitale Gesundheitsanwendungen an Versicherte gesetzlicher Krankenversicherungen verschrieben werden. Hier findet Ihr den weiteren Fahrplan. / 20. Januar 2020

ePatient, DVG Fast Track / Digital Applications, Good News

DVG – A summary of Germany’s new law for digital health applications

From summer 2020 on, any doctor in Germany will be able to prescribe digital health applications to the 72 million insured citizens of the statutory healthcare system. We summarized the key elements and criteria and added a more detailed presentation to help you prepare for this new German digital health age. / 26. November 2019

Smart Practice, Health 2025

Berlin – the place to be for european digital health entrepreneurs!

Berlin has proven itself as a thriving ecosystem for healthcare innovation and boasts of 35 large research institutes and universities focusing on life sciences, including internationally renowned institutions as well as a vibrant start-up scene. (written by Ute Mercker, Investment Director and Head of Life Science at IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, the Venture Funds of the state of Berlin) / 25. November 2019

Blog, Smart Practice, Health 2025, DVG Fast Track / Digital Applications

Smart(phone) Medicine

Despite a flourishing economy and well-organised health sector, Germany lags behind in the digitalisation of healthcare. It is about to change now with the support of the hih – health innovation hub established by the Federal Ministry of Health. An interview with Dr Henrik Matthies, managing director of the hih – by Artur Olesch.

Smart Practice, Health 2025, Good News

New Zealand’s MOH to open up national health data with FHIR

The staged release of National Health Index and Health Practitioner Index production FHIR APIs is planned from mid-2020.