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When the Digital Health Care Act entered into force in December 2019, a dedicated pathway enabling reimbursement for digital health offerings was introduced to the German health care system. This allowed patients in the statutory health insurance system to be reimbursed for digital health applications (digitale Gesundheitsanwendungen, or DiGAs) prescribed by doctors or psychotherapists.
This article by Alexander Reck, Senior Medical Devices Consultant, discusses the fast-track evaluation procedure for inclusion of a DiGA in the DiGA register, as well as requirements for data protection and security and positive care effects in Germany.
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