10 Aug Connectors in Medical Practices
By now, every medical practice has to be connected to the telematics infrastructure, which enables reading and reconciliation of patient data or electronic transmission of the sick certificate to health insurances 🏥.
This process requires a so-called connector, an additional piece of network hardware that establishes a safe connection to the gematic network (= operator of the telematics infrastructure). The devices contain cryptographic certificates to keep the connection secure. But the certificates expire after five years ⏳. Although you could exchange them mostly without difficulties by using a software, all manufacturers and producers want to exchange the hardware entirely. As a result, the medical practices have to pay for this procedure 💰.
Another issue: If a medical practice opens the connector on its own and tries to reanimate it by changing the battery, there will likely be consequences. Because of missing or damaged seals, the operating license for the connectors could expire.
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