E-prescription and the right to dispense: panel doctors celebrate Lauterbach

He welcomes the change of course that the traffic light coalition has announced towards supply-centric digitization and the reduction of bureaucracy in practice. These are small things that specifically improve healthcare and not “big visions of digitalisation”, Kriedel said on Friday. “The TI tanker has not yet sunk, but has ended up in dangerous shoals. We can only maneuver him out again together. We are ready to contribute constructively and give impulses from the practice. Above all, to discuss how supply-relevant and practical the respective political plans are, ”said Kriedel.

Relevance and feasibility of the offer: Exactly these two points were neglected during the past election period. “It was pure activism without livelihood goals and direction,” says Kriedel. KBV expects more from Lauterbach than from Spahn – if only because he himself is a doctor: That he stopped electronic sick leave and e-prescriptions certainly gives the specialist departments in BMG sleepless nights, according to chairman Dr. Andrew Gassen. “For us, on the other hand, it is the chance to score points on things that are useful to us doctors.”

Of particular importance to KBV is the current government’s announcement in its coalition agreement that it will regularly carry out “practice checks” for proposed legislation with relevant stakeholders. Projects should not be based on a deadline but on the project’s actual progress: the previous government’s digitization process disrupted supply, which was not least due to the sometimes hasty introduction of individual applications or components at set deadlines.

“Therefore, we advocate moving away from fixed and purely theoretical deadlines for all applications and instead prioritize function verification based on defined quality criteria before a date,” Kriedel demanded. This is actually the course that BMG and Gematik have run according to their own statements since the beginning of the year. One such proof is the quality ports, for which KBV achieved a majority at the Annual General Meeting before the introduction of the e-prescription. “We have achieved that 30,000 e-prescriptions must meet these specified quality benchmarks before this application is rolled out across the board in practice,” says Kriedel.

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