The Federal Assembly creates the legal basis for a national electronic database for each sick person insurance contains a dossier. In this feature, all images of the insured person are stored that have been created since the introduction of the CCG with a method of medical imaging. Only the authorized medical personnel have access to this national physician database. Only after the consent of the patient or the patient’s.
In the medical imaging techniques are very valuable tools that enable more accurate and more sophisticated diagnoses. These methods include the conventional X-ray, mammography, bone density measurement (Knochendensitrometrie), computed tomography, ultrasound, nuclear magnetic resonance (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). In these methods, however, there is inevitably expensive to multiple examinations, which are for the patient anything but harmless, because the first four of the above methods are X-rays used. The results are sent to the attending physician or the patient’s physician, in the form of large-format images, or in the best case as a DVD.It is then up to the patient to keep this data, even at the risk that the images are lost. This initiative aims to ensure that the data in the future and no longer be digitally transmitted and stored as a deduction, in a single database for the whole of the World. The technical arrangements related to the creation of such a database a reasonable transition period is needed.