Dresden - A network of 225 health terminals for insured persons is to be built in Saxony by the end of 2020. That is what DAK-Gesundheit and IKK classic are planning. The State Ministry for Social Affairs and Consumer Protection supports the project.
The health terminals consist of an information column with an attached large touch screen, reader for the insurance card and printer. Insured persons of the participating health insurances can, among other things, scan receipts, certificates and other forms, send them electronically or fill them out directly, look for specialists, take new photo for their insurance card or get in direct contact with their insurer. In addition, the terminals should provide quality-assured health information.
"The health terminals are real added value for the insured. We want to make greater use of the potential of e-health and telemedicine. They will help us to ensure comprehensive medical care at high level in the coming years, ”said State Minister Barbara Klepsch (CDU).
“The terminals offer chance for areas with little infrastructure to exchange information with the cash register without much effort and long distances. Anyone who goes to the pharmacy after the doctor's visit can send their sick note straight away, "said Christine Enenkel, head of the state representative in Saxony.
The devices should mainly be in pharmacies, but also in medical supply centers, hospitals and also in some service centers of DAK-Gesundheit.
The operating company DeGIV emphasizes that the data protection requirements would be strictly adhered to at the health terminals. All information would only be sent via secure lines and would not be stored on the device or at the DeGIV. Authentication at the terminal takes place via the customer's personal insurance card.
Not all locations for the terminals have been determined yet. Interested pharmacies, hospitals and medical supply centers can apply for terminal.