Country Correspondent: Lars Hemkens

The Swiss government has launched the “Strategy eHealth Switzerland 2.0,” which aims to promote digitization of health care information. Its focus is on the establishment and implementation of the electronic patient dossier, or medical record, to improve the quality and efficiency of care, patient safety, coordination of care, and health literacy. The dossier will allow patients, health professionals, and health care facilities to share information electronically and make the most important health documents accessible. The initiative runs until 2022.