Germany plans to introduce electronic health card

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7458.131 (Published 15 July 2004)
Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:131.1

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    The German government will start what it describes as the most extensive e-health communication project in the world next year, a spokesperson from the health ministry has announced.

    From 1 January 2006 all 72 million customers of the health insurance companies in Germany, which give access to state health care, should be using a “health card” with a microchip when they see a doctor, attend a clinic, or buy a drug. It will replace the present membership …

    Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

    Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

    Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

    Article access

    Article access for 1 day

    Purchase this article for £20 $30 €32*

    The PDF version can be downloaded as your personal record

    * Prices do not include VAT

    THIS WEEK'S POLL