KMA Texts on the KHZG
A plea for pain
Pain is good. They show us where we need to make changes to get better. However, this does not seem to apply (anymore) in the health care system. Has the German healthcare system lost its sensitivity to pain and what are the consequences for its future viability?
Federal election everything on a new beginning
Is the digitization of hospitals really taking off now?
Yes, it’s really starting now – regardless of the supposed negative reports, criticism or belittling. The KHZG is here, the maturity measurement is in place, and the first grants have already been paid out. Good news. Let’s celebrate it as such!
What we should tell the next generation
Digitizing the German healthcare system is a mammoth task. If we are to make rapid progress, we need more qualified young people than are available today. But do they even know what job potential lies behind it? I have my doubts.
Already in the fast lane or still changing tires?
There is no question that the German healthcare sector is on the move. Digital initiatives are proliferating, some of them are already interlocking, and we are feeling a certain sense of optimism. But is that enough to get us into the fast lane, or are we just getting started on the groundwork to get out of the way? And where do we want to go in the next five, ten or 15 years?
After the DMEA is before the DMEA
It is the leading trade fair for the digital health industry and thus an indicator of the current mood on the market. A reason to look back on the past DMEA week. A first conclusion: The topics are becoming more diverse, the perspectives more long-term and the players involved more versatile.
The future of regional supply is networked
Corona has shown us the differences in the quality of care, and the KHZG will also do its part and reveal further deficits. If cost-effectiveness and quality of care are to be harmonized, there can only be one solution: regional care networks. And holistically conceived patient portals will play a fundamental role in their development.
Cloud in the healthcare sector - opportunity or danger?
They are the subject of heated and controversial debate. But it is also a fact that without cloud solutions, many useful digital applications in healthcare would not even be possible today – a fact that will become even more pronounced in the future. That’s why we need to work now on managing healthcare data securely and efficiently via the cloud, especially here in Germany.
Of German dialects and lack of interoperability
Have you ever tried to follow a conversation in Plattdüütsch or had to communicate in Swabian? Supposedly, both are related to the German language. However, I can understand neither one nor the other. And that’s exactly what we’re threatened with with digitization in healthcare if we don’t set uniform standards. We need High German!
What comes after KHZG funding?
The actual funding of the KHZG has not even really started yet, and the follow-up costs are already being discussed. It’s right and important to be far-sighted when it comes to digitization, but please always take a holistic view.
KHZG – In the year 2025
The timeframe for implementing the Hospital Futures Act (KHZG) is extremely short. On the one hand, this is good, because it means that digitization projects are getting underway. On the other hand, it also tempts people to think in the shorter term.
A real chance
A 3 billion euro funding pot for hospitals – with this, the Hospital Future Act has great potential to set a fundamental course for the digitization of our healthcare system.
With the support of the KHZG to the digital clinic
The Hospital Future Act (KHZG) is intended to make digitization easier for hospitals in Germany. But what is already technically possible today? An attempt to describe the digital clinic of the near future.
KHZG also goes unbureaucratic
Sometimes you don’t believe that things will happen as planned. This makes it all the more surprising that, for example, the training courses for KHZG certification have started on time. It seems as if the legislator is serious about the announced pace. Does this give cause for hope for the digitization of healthcare?