German Federal Ministery of Health

Gottfried Ludewig

2020 Circle Speaker 2021

Dr. Ludewig is a German Politician and since April 2018 Director General Digitalisation and Innovation of the German Federal Ministry of Health. In his capacity as Director General, he is responsible for new legislation such as the Digital Care Act (2019) and the Patient Data Protection Act (2020). He is in charge of the implementation of the new scheme to assess and reimburse digital health applications as well as the new Research Data Hub. In addition, he managed the development and rollout of the German contact-tracing app (Corona Warn App) as well as of the Digital Vaccination Certificate Service (CovPass) in Germany. Between 2011 and 2018, he has been member of the Berlin Parliament. There he served as speaker for health policy with focus on digitalisation in healthcare. With his current position at the German Federal Ministry of Health he aims to promote digitalisation and innovation in healthcare for a better and more efficient health care for patients in Germany.

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