The Digital-Supply-Act (Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz, “DVG”), which aims to further promote digitization in the German health care system, entered into force on 19 December 2019 and regulates, inter alia, the prescription of Digital Health Apps by HCPs (including the cost bearing by statutory health insurance). Patients insured with statutory health funds are eligible for reimbursement of Digital Health Apps. As of this August, prescription for Digital Health Apps will be available, according to statements made by the Federal Ministry of Health at an event of the Health Innovation Hub on 16th July 2020.

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Dr. Holger Lutz is co-head of the German Information Technology Group and is based in Baker McKenzie's Frankfurt office. He studied law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main. He also studied at the University of Edinburgh and gained an "LL.M. in Innovation, Technology and the Law". During his legal clerkship he worked for a German data protection authority as well as international law firms. In 2008 he obtained his Doctor of Law degree on a topic related to software licenses in Frankfurt/Main.