German Digital Health Strategy And EPR Project Get A Reboot
High hopes for success after two-decade EPR journey
Digitization of the German health care system has been slow to get going, as the health ministry readily admits. A fresh start should bring different results, the ministry’s head of e-health Sebastian Zilch told Medica attendees.
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