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Introduction of the electronic patient record

Federal Office of Public Health

Key facts

On 15 April 2017, the Federal Council brought the Federal Act on the Electronic Patient Record (EPRA) into force. From April 2020, hospitals and rehabilitation clinics must join a certified core community and from spring 2020, patients should be able to open an electronic patient record (EPR). In the future, it should be possible to store treatment-related information from the patient’s medical history in the EPR. Healthcare professionals involved in treating a patient will be able to view and supplement this data.