Germany Passes eHealth Act

Author:Ms Alexis Gilroy, Soleil E. Teubner, Cristiana Spontoni, Kevin D Lyles, Stephen E. Gillette, Maureen Bennett and Todd P. Kelly
Profession:Jones Day

In December 2015, Germany passed the Act on Safe Digital Communication and Applications in the Healthcare Sector (the "Act"). Among other things, the Act provides a roadmap for the implementation of a digital infrastructure and expanded applications of the so-called "Gesundheitskarte." The Gesundheitskarte is a chip card issued to each insured person in Germany that carries the individual's health data so that doctors and other authorized persons can access the data in connection with the treatment of the individual. The Act...

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