New German minister good news, say health organisations
This article was originally published in Clinica
The departure of German health minister Andrea Fischer has provided leading players with the opportunity for a re-evaluation of the healthcare system. Joachim Schmitt, director general of BVMed, the national industry association for medical devices, greeted last week's appointment of Social Democrat Ursula Schmidt as "a good opportunity for a restructuring of the federal government's health policy". In the interests of patients, he hoped that the new minister would encourage the speedy adoption of innovative technology.