Electronic doctor’s notes are coming: Telekom launches its Communication in Medicine (KIM) service in February. KIM connects all participants in the telematic infrastructure. Doctors and dentists use it to send and receive messages. Therapists and pharmacists also use KIM. It replaces printed or handwritten doctor’s letters. Printing and signing are unnecessary, likewise stamps and snail mail.
The offer includes the KIM application. The KIM client module is included, as are a range of services. Among the services is a KIM mailbox for emails, electronic doctor’s letters, and e-certificates, such as sick notes. Customers can make unlimited use of the mailbox to send and receive messages. Users are free to choose any KIM address they want. Telekom charges a one-time fee of €59.00 (net) for the service. Each KIM mailbox costs €6.99 (net) per month.
In launching KIM, Telekom reinforces its position as a central partner in healthcare networking and digitalization in Germany. The whole healthcare industry will benefit from this secure email system and Telekom’s decades of expertise.
KIM protects patient data. The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) helped develop this service. The application has been approved by the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. Users sign KIM messages electronically. This uniquely identifies the sender and recipient. KIM encrypts and protects information when it is sent.