Digital care


Jun 2023

On May 23, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Prevention published an Order in the Official Journal of the French Republic setting the tariffs for the medical telemonitoring activities covered by social health insurance in the context of the new framework. The tariffs will differ whether they bring an organizational or clinical (improvement in quality of life, morbidity, or mortality) benefit. Read more


May 2023

On May 17, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Prevention published the 2023-2027 Digital Health Roadmap. The new roadmap specifies the priorities and the projects to be carried out by 2027. One of the key objectives is to support the implementation and extension of telemonitoring to more chronic pathologies. Read more


May 2023

Between late April and May 2023, three more health apps were introduced in the Directory of digital health applications (DiGAs) at the Federal Office for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and thus became reimbursable. These apps can be prescribed by physicians and psychotherapists and will be reimbursed by health insurers. In total, 47 health apps are currently available in the DiGA Directory, and six health apps were delisted from the Directory. Read more


Apr 2023

On March 31, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Prevention published the Decree in the Official Journal of the French Republic that defines an application process for the early coverage of digital medical devices for therapeutic purposes and medical telemonitoring by health insurance. Read more


Apr 2023

On March 24, 2023, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) announced a three-year experiment on the health economic evaluation of digital medical devices (DMD). This will allow manufacturers to voluntarily provide a budget impact analysis (indicating a cost-saving effect on the healthcare system) that can support the registration of their DMDs in the LPPR List and a pricing decision. Read more


Mar 2023

The Ministry of Health has commissioned the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS) to develop, with the collaboration of the various agencies that make up the Spanish Network of Agencies for the Evaluation of Health Technologies and Benefits (RedETS), a specific methodological framework for the evaluation of digital health technologies that would allow a comprehensive assessment of this type of technology. The methodological framework is in the final phase of development. Read more


Feb 2023

On February 1, 2023, the Treatment Council made its first two recommendations based on the major analysis reports regarding handheld focused ultrasound in emergency medicine and artificial intelligence as decision support for colonoscopy. The adoption of these technologies was not recommended. Read more


Dec 2022

In mid-December 2022, the Danish Health Data Agency (Sundhedsdatastyrelsen) published an update of the Health Care Classification System (Sundheds-væsenets Klassifikations System, SKS). The most significant changes include: 11 new diagnosis codes, 27 new procedure codes, and eight additional codes (Tillægskoder) were added. The newly added procedure codes mainly concern the obstetrics and gynecology, surgical procedures, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and radiology fields, and some other technology groups. Read more


Nov 2022

On October 28, 2022, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) reported that 231 applications were received for innovation funding of healthcare research projects. Read more


Nov 2022

On October 19, 2022, it was announced by the Ministry of Health that the 2023 General State Budget in the field of health would comprise €2,746.17 million, which is €199.32 million (7.83%) more than in 2022. The aim is to strengthen the National Health System (SNS) and achieve a more robust, more equitable, and more modern system capable of adapting to the population's health needs. Read more


Oct 2022

The French National Authority for Health released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices and medical aids from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies in September 2022. Thirty-eight recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, and renewal of registration for devices in the List of reimbursable products and services. Opinions concern cardiovascular and peripheral vascular, neurovascular and neuromodulation, orthopedic, endocrine, ENT, dermatological, and spine-related devices, as well as digital care and medical aids. Read more


Sep 2022

In August 2022, the Finnish Coordinating Center for Health Technology Assessment published an article regarding the implementation of a new Digi-HTA process for digital health technologies in Finland. This study aimed to determine whether it would be possible to use Digi-HTA recommendations to support healthcare decision-makers. Secondly, from the perspective of companies offering different types of digital health technology products, this study assessed the suitability of using the Digi-HTA framework to perform HTAs for their products. Read more