The electronic patient record is to become a central pillar of the healthcare system

23 June 2023 – The Federal Council wants to further develop the electronic patient record (EPR) through targeted measures, thereby increasing the benefits for patients, doctors, nurses, hospitals, care homes and all other healthcare institutions. In the future, the EPR will be used by all healthcare professionals, not only in the in-patient setting but also in doctor's surgeries, pharmacies, and outpatient treatment. An EPR will also be opened for every person in Switzerland free of charge. During its session on 28 June 2023, the Federal Council submitted a corresponding revision of the Federal Act on the Electronic Patient Record for consultation.

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