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Audit Introduction of the electronic patient record - Federal Office of Public Health

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.

Audit number: 19265

Follow-up Disability insurance medical measures and assistive device cost control - Federal Social Insurance Office

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined the follow-up to the recommendations of two reports on disability insurance (IV) produced in 2012 and 2013. Medical measures are benefits aimed at treating congenital disorders and rehabilitation measures for young people up to 20 years of age. Expenditure on medical measures amounted to CHF 828 million in 2016, up by 1% on 2015 and 6.3% relative to 2014. This trend is in line with the increase in healthcare costs.

Audit number: 16143

Audit Economical use of restricted funds - Federal Department of Home Affairs, Federal Office of Public Health, and prevention and health promotion organisations

Various health promotion and prevention organisations that are mainly financed with restricted funds, so-called causal levies, operate in Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited three organisations. In 2017, they had a total of around CHF 61 million at their disposal.

Audit number: 17542