Swisscom tests infrastructure ahead of e-health records roll-out

Swisscom has done testing of specialized foundation and use cases for the electronic patient dossier (EPD) – as Switzerland plans to take off electronic wellbeing records in 2020.
The EPD is an individual wellbeing record that groups treatment-related archives, including data on medicines, inoculations and clinic release reports. It is booked to be conveyed crosswise over Switzerland from April one year from now.

Swisscom is providing the innovation to help this in 13 cantons (zones) in Switzerland.
Nearby different suppliers, Swisscom took an interest in nine gathering tests, in which it effectively tried the opening of an EPD, quiet access to reports and social insurance office access to persistent archives. The Swisscom team also reports successfully conducting numerous individual tests – focusing on authorisation and recording information, for example, as well as access to documents in an EPD.

On course
The EPD Projectathon testing was initiated by the Federal Office of Public Health to give software providers the opportunity to test their EPD solutions under real-life conditions and develop them further with a view to obtaining the necessary state certification.

Swisscom says the multi-day test series successfully demonstrated the operational viability of the EPD throughout Switzerland.

Thomas Bachofner, CEO of Swisscom Health, the healthcare-focused subsidiary of Swisscom, said there was “a way to go” but added: “The test results bear testimony to the sound work that we have completed in this area in recent years and show that we are on course for the EPD rollout in one year’s time”.