Foto von einer Laborärztin, welche vor einem Computer steht und etwas eintippt. Auf dem Bildschirm ist ein großer Ordner mit der Aufschrift "DEMIS" und dem "Medat Laborinformationssystem"- Logo zu sehen. Neben dem Computer wurde eine Grafik eingefügt, welche den Weg von DEMIS über Labore und Daten bis zum Gesundheitsamt zeigt.

From 01.01.2022: DEMIS interface will be mandatory

From 01.01.2022, laboratories are obliged to report all notifiable infections to health authorities and RKI via their DEMIS interface. This should relieve laboratories and health authorities. If you do not yet have a DEMIS interface in your LIS, we will be happy to inform you at

Since June 2020, laboratories have been able to electronically report pathogen detection of SARS-CoV-2 to the responsible health authorities. Thanks to the electronic notification, the information on SARS-CoV-2 infections is available more quickly and more fully to the health department, and infection protection measures can be initiated promptly to prevent further infections.

The data can be sent from your laboratory information system to the DEMIS adapter. This translates the content into the HL / -FHIR format used by DEMIS. The reports are then validated in the central system and sent to the responsible health department in encrypted form.

According to the RKI, the aim of the DEMIS project is to further develop and improve the existing reporting system for infectious diseases in accordance with the Infection Protection Act (IfSG).

Nahaufnahme eines Arztes mit Kittel und Stethoskop, welcher einen Laptop in den Händen hält. Auf dem Bildschirm

Electronic patient record (ePA)

The electronic patient record (ePA) is the central element of networked health care and the telematics infrastructure. The EPR collects all patient data collected in various hospitals and practices in a digital file. This gives patients a view of all relevant information such as findings, diagnoses or treatment reports and can make this available to their doctors, therapists and pharmacists.

Only the patients have data sovereignty: They decide whether and how they use their electronic records and to whom they make them available. Patients usually manage their EPR via an app on their smartphone or tablet, which their health insurance company has had to make available to them on request since January 1, 2021.

Since July 1, 2021, all contract physicians and psychotherapists must be able to read and fill in the ePA. The prerequisites for this are:

  • a TI (telematics infrastructure) connection
  • Update to ePA connector: Practices need an update for their connector ̶ so that your existing device becomes an ePA connector. So far, “gematik” has only approved such an update for one connector. For information on this, practices should contact their PVS manufacturer or IT service provider.
  • PVS module ePA: It should enable convenient reading and transfer of data from the PVS to the ePA and vice versa. Implementation has progressed to different degrees. Practices should also contact their PVS manufacturer about this.
  • eHBA 2.0 (electronic health professional ID) ordered