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Audit Process efficiency in the replacement of the reporting platform for therapeutic products - Federal Office for National Economic Supply

At the end of 2021, around 11,500 human medicines were authorised in Switzerland; the uninterrupted supply of these is not guaranteed. This is not a phenomenon of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, but has been an ever-increasing concern for the therapeutic products industry, hospitals and doctors for around 20 years.

Audit number: 21439

Follow-up audit Recommendation to clarify the criteria of effective, appropriate and economically efficient in relation to medical treatment - Federal Office of Public Health

The Federal Act on Health Insurance (HIA) stipulates that only effective, appropriate and economically efficient (EAE criteria) medical services are covered. The Confederation conducts an assessment if there are doubts about the general appropriateness of a service. Insurers also carry out assessments in individual cases, using a different approach.

Audit number: 21512

Audit axsana AG core community - General Secretariat FDHA / Federal Office of Public Health

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.

Audit number: 21604