Design of programme to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector

On 4 May 2022, the Federal Council instructed the FDHA (FOPH, FSO) ‘to develop a programme to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector in collaboration with the FCh (DTI), the EAER, the FDF, the DDPS and Digital Public Services Switzerland (DPSS). The programme and the guarantee credit required for implementation will be submitted to the Federal Council at the end of 2023 as part of a dispatch for referral to Parliament’.

The programme to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector aims to promote an interoperable healthcare system based on a transparent data ecosystem that is accessible to all stakeholders while respecting data protection. In order to achieve this, measures within the competence of the Confederation will be implemented within the framework of the programme, and the central stakeholders of the healthcare system will be integrated into the programme and their activities coordinated. To develop national recommendations to standardise the way in which data is exchanged, an expert group on data management in the healthcare sector will be established, consisting of representatives from the Confederation, the cantons and the relevant stakeholders.

Milestones

2023:

  • Adoption of the Dispatch in 2023 by the FR.
  • Operational work and publication of the first recommendations in the expert group on data management in the health sector

2024: Parliamentary consultation

2025: Start programme

Status

Start 2023
End 2030

Responsible

Federal Office of Public Health
Federal Statistical Office

Departments

Federal Department of Home Affairs

Partners

Digital Transformation and ICT Steering
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
Digital Public Services Switzerland
Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication

Goals

Networking the participants in the healthcare sector enables made-to-measure health provision


Domains

Infrastructure

Public authorities promote and operate reliable and resilient physical as well as digital infrastructure.

Focus themes

Digitalisation in the healthcare sector

Healthcare institutions and professionals are better connected; the emphasis is on the multiple use of data. In order to promote an interoperable healthcare system based on a transparent data ecosystem, and to implement specific measures and projects, a programme is to be developed to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector.