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In the headlines: Find the latest news about the electronic patient record in Switzerland.
The cantons have just obtained the certification that will allow them to launch the electronic patient record (EPR) by the summer. But the French-speaking cantons, which are ahead of the rest of Switzerland, will not all act together for the time being.
The professional association of physicians considers that, in its current form, the electronic record is too complex to manage for patients and generates more work than benefits for physicians.
Otherwise, public hospitals invest large amounts of money in their IT and medical equipment every year, mostly through public tenders. This transparent procedure has several advantages: more competition, neutrality in the treatment of offers, and the search for the best cost-benefit ratio. For the first time, we have listed some current calls in the Business section of your weekly.
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