Techniker Krankenkasse Launches e-Prescription Pilot
Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), the Hamburg-based health insurance fund, has introduced electronic prescriptions, with the launch of an 18-month pilot project.
#eRezept-Pilotphase soll in 18 Monaten zeigen, welche Vorteile das elektronische Rezept für Patienten, Ärzte und Apotheker hat. Zur Pressemitteilung: https://t.co/vbCcnNUp0A pic.twitter.com/b9QdRyORa0
— TK Presse & Politik (@TK_Presse) January 31, 2019
“In the wake of the digitalization of the health care system, the e-prescription is another consistent step forward. The e-prescription will become an integral part of the care. The technology for electronic prescriptions has long existed – the challenge is that patients, doctors, pharmacies and health insurance companies agree on a common interface. We do not want to build island solutions, but a system that is open to all.” – TK CEO, Dr. Jens Baas.
During the pilot, policyholders visiting a doctor’s office will receive a QR code that can later by used to redeem the prescription by having the pharmacy scan the code.
Bottom Line: Starting in March.