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05. March 2020

Telematics Infrastructure: Doctors to test NFDM and eMP

All facilities that are already connected to the TI via KoCoBox MED+ will receive the new functions through a software upgrade

Koblenz. CompuGroup Medical Deutschland AG (CGM) has been installing the necessary components for testing the new applications in the Telematics Infrastructure (TI) since this week. Immediately after installation, the service providers involved were able to start testing the applications Emergency Data Management (Notfalldatenmanagement, NFDM), Electronic Medication Plan (eMP), and Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) in doctor's offices and pharmacies using the KoCoBoxMED+ e-health connector.

74 doctor’s practices, one KVWL emergency practice, 15 pharmacies (8 CGM LAUER), and one hospital in the Westphalia-Lippe region have been equipped with the necessary components for participation in the field test since March 02, 2020. These include the e-health connector KoCoBox MED+ and an update for the respective primary systems of the participating institutions. The installation work is carried out by specially trained and certified technicians of CompuGroup Medical Deutschland AG (CGM).

The testing of the new medical applications takes place in close cooperation between CompuGroup Medical, the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Westphalia-Lippe (Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Westfalen-Lippe, KVWL), the Pharmacy Chamber of Westphalia-Lippe, and gematik. The functionality and interoperability of the e-health connector is to be proven in the field test by using it in a real care environment. In the participating doctor's offices, the pharmacies, and the clinic, predefined use cases are carried out for this. For the NFDM application, these include, for example, the creation, updating, and deletion of emergency data records, but also the creation of personal declarations, such as a reference to the existence and location of an organ donor card. Use cases for the eMP include the creation, updating, and deletion of the medication plan. Each participating service provider can start testing the new applications immediately after having installed the required components.

"We are very pleased that the commitment and efforts of the past months are now paying off and that testing the new medical applications can now begin," says Dr. Eckart Pech, board member for Consumer and Health Management Information Systems at CompuGroup Medical. "The successful completion of the field test is a prerequisite for gematik's approval of the e-health connector for productive operation. Once this approval has been obtained, there is nothing to hinder a nationwide rollout of the new applications." All facilities which have already been connected to the TI via KoCoBox MED+ will then receive the new functionalities via a software upgrade. A hardware exchange is not necessary.

Eckart Pech also emphasizes the successful collaboration with the cooperation partners during the preparation: "We would like to thank the colleagues from PHARMATECHNIK and InterData for their active and competent support. Only together could we set the necessary course so that the field test can now begin in the doctor's offices, pharmacies, and clinics." Besides the ambulatory information systems CGM ALBIS and CGM MEDISTAR, the hospital information system CGM CLINICAL, and the WINAPO® systems of CGM LAUER, the IXOS system of PHARMATECHNIK and InterData are also involved in the field test.

About CompuGroup Medical Deutschland AG

CompuGroup Medical Deutschland AG is a subsidiary of CompuGroup Medical SE, a worldwide leading eHealth company. Almost every second doctor in Germany already works with one of the market leading ambulatory and dentist information systems such as CGM ALBIS, CGM M1 PRO, DATA VITAL, CGM MEDISTAR, CGM TURBOMED, CHREMASOFT, and CGM Z1 on a daily basis. CGM PRIVATE is available especially for private doctors. CGM Deutschland AG also offers perfect solutions for efficient and secure eHealth management for medical care centers, social facilities, laboratories, as well as specialist and rehabilitation clinics. With the WINAPO® system and other solutions, CGM LAUER provides pharmacies with modern, networked software that strengthens the pharmacist's advisory role, improves patient safety, and helps to save time and costs.

With CGM LIFE, a health platform is made available with which a new kind of intersectoral communication between service providers and patients is made possible. CGM LIFE also offers health services to maintain your health, to become healthy, or to manage your health. CGM also offers a complete product range of gematik-approved components and services for the Telematics Infrastructure (TI) – from connectors and VPN access services to eHealth card terminals.

The products and services of CompuGroup Medical Deutschland AG stand for intelligent and comprehensive communication and connectivity solutions and connect doctors of all disciplines, hospitals, pharmacies, social institutions, and payers. TELEMED, as the market-leading SafeNet provider of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, offers participants in the healthcare sector a platform which is data compliant for online communication- in future also as part of the Telematics Infrastructure. Instruments for efficient contract and supply management and software solutions for optimizing administrative processes also open up new ways to achieve a considerable savings potential.

The common feature of all products in the portfolio of CompuGroup Medical Deutschland AG is cross-sector and secure communication which is compliant with data protection. With our technologies, a networking of the participants of the German healthcare system is already possible today.

About CompuGroup Medical SE

CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base, according to preliminary figures, of MEUR 746 in 2019, its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of more than 1 million users, including doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals in inpatient and outpatient facilities. With locations in 18 countries and products in 56 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. More than 5'600 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.

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