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ArztkofferThis section contains SFAO audits related to health policy issues.

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

Evaluation Mechanisms driving or limiting the number of surgical procedures - Federal Office of Public Health

Rising healthcare costs are a major source of concern for the population and the world of politics. Between 2013 and 2018, annual expenses increased by 3% on average, to over CHF 80 billion. The Federal Council has made multiple interventions in health insurance in order to keep this trend under control. According to a group of experts commissioned by the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), there is potential for savings of around 20% in expenses.

Audit number: 18358

Audit Supervision in the insurance sector - Federal Office of Public Health

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) supervises health, accident and military insurance. At the end of 2019, there were 57 health insurers for a total of CHF 32.2 billion in premiums. In addition, there were 27 accident insurers, including the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (Suva). Net accident insurance premiums amounted to over CHF 5 billion. Suva also manages military insurance on behalf of the Confederation. Its services totalled CHF 178 million in 2019.

Audit number: 20424