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E-Health Act

On 3 July 2015, the Bundestag conducted a first reading to deliberate the draft of an "Act on secure digital communication and applications in the health care system (E-Health Act)".

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Hospital Structures Act

The Hospital Structures Act aims to strengthen the quality of hospital care and improve the financing possibilities available to hospitals.

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Act to improve Hospice and Palliative Care

The Act to improve Hospice and Palliative Care in Germany envisages reforms in the statutory health insurance, the social long-term care insurance and the hospital system.

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Care Provision Strengthening Act

An integral part of the Act to Strengthen Care Provision in the Statutory Health Insurance System (Care Provision Strengthening Act) entered into force on 23 July 2015.

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Online Health Guide

The online guide informs asylum seekers about healthcare in Germany and provides practical advice to prevent infections and diseases.

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The Electronic Health Card

After intensive preparation, the statutory health insurance funds commenced with the distribution of the health card.

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Drinking Water

In Germany, drinking water must satisfy stringent quality requirements. The Drinking Water Ordinance specifies these requirements.

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National health goals

Health goals are a supplementary steering tool in the health care system.

Mobile Health Apps

The objective of "Chances and Risks of Mobile Health Apps (CHARISMHA)" was to identify fields of action for promoting meaningful use and recommend measures to minimise risks.