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Nov 2023

Adaptation for Digital Health Technology Assessment Framework in Spain

On November 13, 2023, the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia released a user guide on the health technology assessment framework: adaptation for digital health technology (DHT) assessment. The guidelines described can be equally useful for HTA agencies, researchers, and developers of DHT, decision-makers, and regulators.
Nov 2023

€130 million allocated to launch of the Personalized Digital Care Plan in Spain

On October 20, 2023, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced that a budget of 130 million euros was allocated to support the upcoming launch of the Personalized Digital Care Plan. Healthcare digitalization is already a well-established reality that materialized into the Digital Health Strategy with more than 800 million euros budget allocated since 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 2023

Two more health apps obtained reimbursement in Germany

Between late May and early September 2023, two 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, 49 health apps are currently available in the DiGA Directory, and six health apps were delisted from the Directory.
Aug 2023

First positive opinion for coverage in “Early coverage of digital medical devices” (PECAN) framework

On July 31, 2023, the National Committee for the evaluation of medical devices and health technologies (CNEDiMTS) at the French National Authority for Health (HAS) published the first positive opinion on the “Early coverage of digital medical devices” (PECAN) framework. The positive opinion is provided to CUREETY TECHCARE medical telemonitoring solution, which is used for medical telemonitoring of adult cancer patients under systemic treatment and/or treated with radiotherapy.
Jun 2023

Tariffs for medical telemonitoring activities released in France

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.
May 2023

2023-2027 Digital Health Roadmap launched in France

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.