We are on the threshold of an electronic patient file being introduced in Germany. At the same time, we are already encountering challenges in integrating image files from our ultrasound equipment into our own practice information system (PIS). Part of the challenges is caused by a lack of technical knowledge that is helpful for a deeper understanding and by the terminology used in this context. Taking into account the intended standardization of interfaces in the medical environment of a general practice, such as by the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung) or Gematik, this article aims to present the terminology for the necessary network components of a practice, so that it is possible to speak more at eye level with the diverse service providers in this area.
|Translated title of the contribution||Interoperability, Interfaces…?: A Contribution to Technical Terms to Improve the Understanding of Practice Information Systems|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Allgemeinmedizin|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|