Interpellation Dobler (22.4097): Amendments to the ordinance on data delivery obligation and data disclosure. The potential of digitization and data management in healthcare must be much better exploited!
Digitization and data management are a major challenge in the Swiss healthcare system and there is a considerable need for action. The enormous amounts of existing data in the Swiss healthcare system must be used significantly better for system development.
I would ask the Federal Council to answer the following questions:
1. is the Federal Council prepared to revise the amendments it has submitted to the KVV; KVAV and KLV concerning the obligation of insurers to supply data and the disclosure of data by service providers in the case of outpatient treatment before they are adopted, in order to enable the best possible use of health data? If so, how?
2. how will it adapt or improve the draft after evaluating the consultation?
3 The evaluation and presentation of the data would have to be regulated by the administration in the present reform package. Why is this not the case?
4 In order to create the highest possible transparency, to promote the long-demanded quality competition and to increase the freedom of choice of patients, it is of crucial importance to collect and present data of insurers and service providers in a comparable form (benchmarkable). Why are these points not mentioned in a target standard at the beginning of Article 28 KVV and Article 62a KVAV?
5 As part of the reformulation of Article 21 KVG, some of the objectives of data transfer were stipulated in the law. In the new version of Article 28 KVV, lit. a. to g. have been removed from paragraph 1. Why have some important criteria for defining the necessary data now disappeared from the legislation, which are missing from Article 21 KVG?
From March 11 to June 16, 2022, the Federal Council issued a Consultation on changes to KVV, KVAV and KLV was carried out. The main focus was on the obligation of insurers to provide data and the disclosure of data by healthcare providers in the case of outpatient treatment.
Digitization and data management are a major challenge in the Swiss healthcare system and there is a considerable need for action.
This revision is therefore to be welcomed, but the potential offered in both topics is far from being exploited by the present draft regulations, which is regrettable.
The enormous amounts of existing data in the Swiss healthcare system must be significantly better utilized for system development.
Therefore, the Federal Council must further develop the draft regulations in this sense.