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Health Insurer Initiated Personal Health Records


April 9, 2019

09:30 - 13:00

_Room Lovelace, Hall 2.2

Personal Health Records and electronic Carse Records can improve communication between health care providers in many ways, e. g. by improving the availability and quality of the information exchanged. This allows for linking and automated evaluation of data, which again leads to a meaningful use of digital patient data. Apps and portals building upon these platforms make up the insured´s primary system. Insurees may run their own applications on their recorded health data for achieving individual health goals.
In order to make use of this potential for their insured persons, AOK, DAK, TK and other health insurances have initiated digital health record platforms. Throughout 2018, the first applications on these platforms have already been put into regular operations. The basic approaches are very different, for example, the solution of the AOK Northeast is very much based on the paradigm of an electronic Case Record and may even be used without an app or web portal. The DAK (vivy) and TK solutions, on the other hand, are designed as mobile health apps which very much focus on the insured as the primary user of his own health data.
The workshop presents the use cases behind the respective solutions. Representatives of the insurance companies will show how insured and doctors benefit from such their respective approach. It will be outlined how all three mentioned health record platforms can interact with existing hospital IT infrastructures via coordinated IHE profiles and HL7 standards. This clarifies that the competition of the insurers with respect to health record platforms takes place solely at the use case and value proposition level, while at the technical and semantic level the highest possible interoperability is sought in order to achieve the required network effects and to keep the connection costs low.

This session is organised and held by Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS.



Dr. Jörg Caumanns, Head of Department „eHealth“, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS


Peter Biltzinger, DAK Gesundheit


Mandy Mangler, Chief Physician of the Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum


Janina Rexin, IT & Digitization Department, vivantes Netzwerk für Gesundheit


Klaus Rupp, Head of Supply Management, Techniker Krankenkasse


Nico Schwartze, Head of Digital Innovation Management, AOK Nordost