News - July 10, 2019

Doctors in Germany will be able to prescribe mobile Health applications

The German Cabinet of Health adopted today (10 July) the draft of a new “digital supply law” that aims to improve access to digital health care across the country.

The new law will, for instance, enable doctors to prescribe health apps that allow patients to record their blood sugar levels or blood pressure. The country’s statutory health insurance providers would have to reimburse the cost. In addition, pharmacies and hospitals should connect up to a new network, the so-called “Telematics Infrastructure” (TI) network.

In a press conference, German Minister Spahn underlined that “Patients should be able to rely on the fact that digital applications and useful apps can be delivered quickly and securely.”

More information here (in German)