Head of Department “Digitization and Innovation”
Since April 2018, Dr. Gottfried Ludewig has been Head of the newly founded Department “Digitization and Innovation” at the German Federal Ministry of Health. In this role, he is responsible for legislative proposals such as the Digital Supply Act and the Patient Data Protection Act. These legislations initiated, among other things, electronic patient files, electronic law, the right of insured persons to be supplied with digital health applications (“apps on prescription”), and a comprehensive research data center. He also introduced the COVID warning app. Before that, he was a member of the Berlin House of Representatives for six years, where he acted as spokesman for health policies and as Deputy Chairman of the CDU parliamentary group. In addition to his parliamentary mandate, he worked part-time for PwC.