Pharmacists are in favour of a digital prescription

Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn wants to introduce from 2020, the E-prescription. Doctors are allowed to issue to their patients in the future also digital prescriptions for medicines – for example, if you have only visited a video consultation. Germany’s pharmacist welcome these plans.

"We have submitted to the Federal Minister of health earlier in the summer, a concept, of how we conceive of the introduction of electronic regulation. We want to lead our Expertise einbringen", Friedemann Schmidt, President of the ABDA &ndash says; Federal Union of German associations of Pharmacists e. V. Important to Schmidt is that the Patient remain the master of his data and continue to the free pharmacist of choice. In addition, the processes between Doctors, pharmacists and health insurance companies on the Basis of the telematics infrastructure would need to be clearly defined.

Digitized work processes in the pharmacy a long time ago, of course. Schmidt: "As soon as the pharmacists keep the paper prescription in your hands, are digitized and all subsequent processes, such as, for example, the selection of the appropriate discount drug, order for goods or the billing completely." The E-prescription for a pharmacist, the last digital mile, which is applicable to bridge it.


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