SPI Digital Health: Race Ready and Raring to Go, but KHZG Vendors Warn of Project Delays

Published: May 3, 2023

As DMEA2023 wrapped up in Berlin last week, it was clear that two topics had dominated discourse among participants. One was Oracle Cerner’s ongoing tribulations in Germany with its i.s.h.med EHR solution (which Signify Research explored last week in this Insight). The other was, inevitably, progress (or the relative lack of it) on the Germany Hospital Futures Act (KHZG) from the perspective of vendors waiting for hospitals to award contracts. 

According to the Bundesamt für Soziale Sicherung (Federal Office for Social Security), as of mid-April, €2.9BN out of the total €3BN in federal funding had been approved, covering around 6,070 KHZG-related IT projects.  

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