The app would allow patients to pay bills and transmit medical certificates from a smartphone or tablet.
A new health app is expected to officially launch in the first half of 2020, in a bid “to simplify the lives of patients, doctors and other professionals in the system”.
That’s according to the Association des Médicins et Médicins-Dentistes (AMMD), which presented the so-called “Gesondheets-App” during a Tuesday press conference.
According to our colleagues at Paperjam, the app provides access to the Digital Health Network (DHN) and would allow not only for the visualisation of patient medical data for key health professionals, but also provide a more practical approach for patients to pay bills, transmit medical certificates to employers or the national health fund (CNS). Eventually it could also allow for the direct booking of appointments.
According to Alain Schmit, AMMD president, the goal is to provide a solution which is “simple, mature and technically secure…while maintaining high standards of data protection.”
He added that “the DHN system does not host the data, but simply allows it to be circulated among the actors, removing data retention and erasure considerations.”