eHealth & Medical Apps

The increased use of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare is important and helpful on many levels.

The increased use of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare is important and helpful on many levels. It can serve efficient healthcare in times of demographic change, enables better access to medical expertise for a large part of the population, leads to cost savings, and networks patients, physicians, and payers. In parallel, of course, the corresponding laws are also changing and create a more complex legal framework (e.g., Appointment Service and Care Act, Digital Care Act and Digital Health Applications Ordinance, Patient Data Protection Act).

The field of eHealth is also growing. Therefore, electronic patient records (ePA), health cards (eGK), e-prescriptions, telediagnostics, data security for wearables (fitness trackers), and medical apps will play increasingly important roles in our lives in the coming years. This leads to enormous business opportunities.

To take advantage of these opportunities, it is important to process the sensitive health data of your customers in a legally compliant manner. SKW Schwarz advises your company with a holistic and innovation-oriented view on all issues related to eHealth, including the following topics:

    Use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare

    What legal requirements must innovative "eHealth" business models meet? Which telemedical services are compatible with the professional code of conduct for physicians and dentists? How can services be provided in legally compliant manner?

    Data protection/data security

    What data protection requirements must be observed when processing sensitive health data? May collected data also be processed for other purposes - and if so, which ones? What are the requirements for privacy and IT security? How are concepts for data protection/data security specifically created and implemented in the company?

    Medical Apps/Medical Device Law

    Can your app be certified as a medical device? What are the legal requirements? Does a conformity assessment or CE certification have to be obtained?

    Property rights

    How can innovative business models be protected against imitation, for example, by acquiring property rights (e.g., patents, utility models, designs or trademarks)?

    German Drug Advertising Act

    What requirements, e.g., for the sale or use of medical apps or other mHealth applications, must be observed with regard to the Drug Advertising Act?

    Our 10 experts for eHealth & Medical Apps

    Jens  Borchardt

    Jens Borchardt

    Partner

    Dr. Markus  Brock

    Dr. Markus Brock

    Partner

    Markus von Fuchs

    Markus von Fuchs

    Partner

    Lara  Guyot

    Lara Guyot

    Senior Associate

    René M.  Kieselmann

    René M. Kieselmann

    Partner

    Elisabeth  Noltenius

    Elisabeth Noltenius

    Partner

    Dr. Matthias  Nordmann

    Dr. Matthias Nordmann

    Partner

    Sandra Sophia  Redeker

    Sandra Sophia Redeker

    Partner

    Dr. Oliver  Stöckel

    Dr. Oliver Stöckel

    Partner

    Arndt  Tetzlaff

    Arndt Tetzlaff

    Partner