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axsana AG core community

General Secretariat of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, Federal Office of Public Health

Key facts

The electronic patient record (EPR) is a collection of personal documents and structured data containing health information. In Switzerland, the EPR is being introduced in a decentralised manner, and involves the merger of regional implementation schemes, so-called “core communities”. axsana AG is the operating company of the largest core community for EPR introduction, XAD. Coverage extends over 14 German-speaking cantons. As certification did not take place until 11 October 2021, axsana AG was unable to start operating the EPR in 2020 as planned, and is in financial difficulties due to a shortfall in receipts. The Confederation is supporting the establishment of the XAD core community with financial assistance amounting to around CHF 8.5 million.