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Green light for efficient healthcare system management

The introduction of electronic healthcare cards has triggered the design and further development of the telematics infrastructure in the healthcare system. Not only will this bring about comprehensive modernization of communication and organizational structures, but the healthcare system will also be more efficient and productive, with costs significantly reduced. The healthcare card, the health professional card, and the telematics infrastructure form the links in the chain of a modern networked healthcare system.

Nationwide care through more data transparency

To treat patients properly, doctors need to have the necessary information at their fingertips. Up to now, medical information was documented and archived only locally, e.g. in the family doctor’s filing system, and this is information that other doctors did not have access to. When a patient is being treated, their wellbeing may depend on the doctor having rapid access to all the relevant healthcare data. The conditions in which such full medical analysis can be provided have now become reality, thanks to state-of-the-art information and communication technologies. Digital solutions are helping to systematically classify, manage, prepare, and analyze data, thus playing a vital role in improving patient care. Greater data transparency should prevent unnecessary duplicate examinations and therefore shorten treatment times.

Reduce costs and prevent insurance fraud

The costs saved by using electronic healthcare cards and their associated infrastructure are not only due to the efficiency gained by replacing paper-based systems with electronic ones. A considerable part of the savings can also be attributed to the dramatic reduction in insurance fraud. In Germany alone, it is estimated that the annual cost of identity theft in the healthcare sector runs into billions. The telematics infrastructure provides electronic authentication mechanisms, which can be used to clearly identify the patient.

The advances in medical technology and the higher life expectancy that comes with this mean that older people usually need more intense medical care. The introduction of a card-based telematics infrastructure helps make this more efficient.

Veridos GmbH

Please also visit the website of Veridos, the one-stop supplier of ID solutions for governments and public authorities worldwide, founded by G&D and Bundesdruckerei:

www.veridos.com



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