German hospitals eligible to receive government funding for digital health projects

Starting January 2021, public hospitals in Germany can apply for government funding for projects to boost digital health, cybersecurity, and IT infrastructure, according to a report. The Hospital Future Act (KHZG), which was enacted in September 2020, provides public hospitals €4.3 billion for digital health innovation. Hospitals can submit their proposed initiatives to the authorities in their state before the end of September 2021. Allocation of funding will be determined based on regional investment priorities. Compliance with data protection laws is also a criterion for eligibility.