Hospital Future Law - the dialogue

The German Bundestag has passed the Krankenhauszukunftsgesetz (KHZG) (Hospital Future Law), in which it makes €3 billion available for investment to the approximately 2000 clinics and hospitals in Germany, although in our federal republic the health care system is actually a matter for the states.

For us, these are 3 billion good reasons to take a closer look. Not to mention the very good reasons, such as modernising our health system and, of course, medical care! With so many reasons, it's worth talking about!

DORNER Health IT Solutions has been part of the German health care system since 1982. At that time digitalization was still in an experimental stage in all sectors. A lot has happened since then. Admittedly: in other industries a little more than in ours.

In fact, the lack of digitisation in our health care system has been a topic of discussion for some time. In its monitoring report Wirtschaft DIGITAL 2018, the BMWi once again states that of all the industries monitored, it is the least digitized. The KHZG makes it much more likely that we will catch up with the automotive industry by 2023. Will it?

In any case, a number of questions now arise:

What are the funds actually for? And what are they ultimately used for? Has the comparatively low level of digitisation of our health care system really only been a question of money? - to name but a few.

The KHZG is already a historical event. And it will certainly keep us busy for quite some time! In the coming weeks and months, we will have various actors from the health care system speak out at this point: Those responsible in the clinics from IT, administration and, of course, medicine, as well as representatives from business, law and politics. Of course, we also invite you to contact us to participate in the discussion.

We look forward to the discourse!

Bernhard Calmer (dvitg Board Member) - Hospital Future Law in Dialog

Bernhard Calmer is member of the board of directors of dvitg e.V. and managing director of CGM Clinical Europe GmbH. For decades he has held key positions in various companies and associations. I had the opportunity and the pleasure to ask him about his view on the future of hospitals and may share his assessments and insights with you:

Who wanted this law?

Where is the greatest need in the clinics?

What is the money ultimately spent on?