Berlin - A lack of standardization of data and processes hinders health services research in Germany. “Healthcare research will not be possible without the standardization of medical documentation in health care,” said the managing director of TMF - technology and method platform for networked medical research, Sebastian Semler, at the trade fair in Berlin.
Many There are also hurdles and gray areas due to the diverse national and European legislation on data protection. According to various experts, at Telemed 2012 it is not yet possible to conclusively assess which perspective the Statutory Health Insurance Supply Structure Act offers for health services research and telemedicine. The law provides for making health insurance data more easily accessible for health services research.
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In contrast to these problems emphasized the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Helge Braun, that efficient health services research is one of the keys to tomorrow's health care.
“In times when the issue of national debt plays an important role in Europe , economic reserves must also be exhausted in the health care system, in particular by combating over-, under- and incorrect supply, ”he said. The goal is high quality, but affordable health care.