Mr Christopher Gotz

Christopher Gotz


Healthcare & Life Sciences

Data protection and IT security requirements for digital health app under Social Security Code
Germany | 18 November 2020

The legislature recently acknowledged that digital innovation plays an important role in the health sector. The Act on Digital Supply (DVG) established numerous essential measures to facilitate the inclusion of digital innovation to standard care under the German statutory social health security system. One of the most important innovations that the DVG introduced is insured persons' entitlement to medical devices based on software and other digital technologies with a medical purpose (digital health apps).