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The electronic application portal for digital nursing care applications (DiPAs) launched in Germany
On December 2, 2022, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) launched the electronic application portal for digital nursing care applications (DiPAs). It provides the possibility to submit applications for the inclusion of DiPAs in the DiPA Directory. The Directory will be launched by BfArM as soon as the first DiPA is accepted for inclusion.
Also, the BfArM published version 1.0 of the DiPA Guide, which provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant regulations outlining the legal requirements and incentives for reimbursement of digital nursing care applications in the same manner as digital health applications.
The DiPA is a digital nursing care application aimed at reducing the impairment of the independence or the abilities of the person in need of care or to counteract an aggravation of the need for care. The DiPA can be used by those in need of care alone or by those in need of care in interaction with relatives, other voluntary carers, and approved care services or support services.
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