The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Vebraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZBV)) recently criticized the new draft law on e-health stating that it does not sufficiently protect consumers. Although the VZBV recognizes that the draft is a big step forward for German healthcare as regards telematics infrastructure and the electronic  health card, the VZBV criticizes the fact that, unlike care providers, patients are not given access to their medical data, except to certain applications of the electronic health card like emergency data.

 The VZBV also calls for rights of objection to specific applications and incentives for better communication between doctors and patients.

The Federation of German Consumer Organisations Press Release