New Advancement for the „Electronic Health Record“ in Germany

EIT Health Germany Associate Partner Gothaer Krankenversicherung to start trial of new health app “Vivy”

Electronic health record includes vaccination information: The app Vivy can also remind about upcoming vaccination appointments. © [M] Smarthone: Denys Prykhodov / | Screenshot:Vivy

More than two thirds of the German citizens do not know when their next vaccination appointment is due. 43% are unaware of the recommended preventive medical checkups. A new online platform called “Vivy” aims to address this by facilitating access to personal data and creating more transparency between patients and doctors.

The following German health insurers are involved:

Public health insurances: DAK-Gesundheit, IKK classic, pronova BKK, IKK Südwest, mhplus Betriebskrankenkasse, IKK Nord, BKK Gildemeister Seidensticker, Heimat Krankenkasse, BKK Stadt Augsburg, BKK Melitta Plus, Bertelsmann BKK, BKK Diakonie, BKK Dürkopp Adler, BKK HMR.

Private health insurances: Allianz, Barmenia, (Gothaer as of February 2019).

Gothaer Krankenversicherung, one of EIT Health Germany’s Associate Partners, will be involved in the initiative as of February 2019.

14 German public and two private health insurances are the first organisations to offer the free TÜV approved app to their members, meaning around 13,5 million insured people can administer their personal health data in the app, receive reminders for upcoming vaccinations and have access to a 24/7 visual health assistant.

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