24 April 2023, Advertorial
Are you TI-ready? How the digital future will improve your everyday practice.
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What the connection to the telematics infrastructure means for everyday practice and what healthcare providers have to pay attention to in order not to lose their connection.
The telematics infrastructure (TI) has already arrived in the German health care system. The first doctors' surgeries, dentists' surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals have already been successfully connected to the TI. Surveys show that the majority of the population would like to be able to use the services of a digitalised health system. Nevertheless, the majority of participants in the health care market are still sceptical about the connection to the TI and when it will really be necessary. Are you one of them? We explain to you in concrete terms what you need to do and pay attention to, and how you can prepare yourself to get started when the need arises.
What does connection to the TI mean for your practice?
In the future, all service providers should be able to use the convenience of digitalisation in their practice. Advantages include: They can more easily transfer new prescriptions into their system and have prescriptions that have already been issued updated without having to make another doctor's appointment, regardless of location. This eliminates the need to wait for prescriptions and the organisational effort involved in obtaining them, from the nursing documentation to the responsible doctors or the hospital in charge.
You can have all relevant information from your patients, such as findings, diagnoses, therapy measures, treatment reports, e-prescription, the medication plan and the emergency data record, available at a glance at any time. This significantly reduces organisational effort and avoids delays in treatment and loss of information.
How does it work? Therapy reports, doctors' reports (in the form of the e-doctor's letter), vital sign data, X-rays and patients' findings can be exchanged with care facilities, practices, clinics, pharmacies and health insurance companies via the data and information platform KIM (Kommunikation im Medizinwesen). You simply select the recipients from a central address book of verified KIM participants.
What do I need to make my practice TI-ready?
Connecting to the TI is a complex process that needs to be well prepared. You need to purchase the basic technical equipment and go through a testing and certification process. For this alone, you should allow about two to three months until you have connected your practice to the TI and can use your desired applications. Only then will you be able to enjoy the advantages of reliable and time-saving communication processes with other players in the health care system.
In order for you to be able to use all TI functions, the following components must work together. Of course NOVENTI is happy to support you in this matter if you wish!
There are three work packages in total. What these contain in detail is listed below.
For certification you need as a service provider and as a practice:
- Registration with the German electronic health professional register / elektronischer Gesundheitsberufsregister (eGBR)
- Activated institutional card / Institutionskarte (SMC-B)
- Electronic German health professional card / elektronischer Heilberufsausweis (eHBA)
Equipment for the digitisation of your practice - here's how to prepare:
- TI-compatible practice software for the
- link with the practice management system (e.g. NOVENTI Ora) go.noventi.de/ora-nl-fibo
- VPN access service
- High-performance Internet connection
Connection to the TI - what do you need when the time comes?
- Stationary e-health card terminals
Do you still have questions or are you interested in funding opportunities?
In the free live webinar: Ready for the telematics infrastructure, all your questions will be answered by TI experts for the healthcare market and you will learn tips and tricks on how to get your practice ready for the (digital) future! The webinar will be held in German.