As of now, there is no special certification or qualification in Europe for Internet and medical applications. Both on the part of service providers and users, but especially on the part of the product providers themselves, there is an essential need to make the quality of the products transparent, to control and prove it.
The Bundesverband Internetmedizin (BiM) has responded to this need and was the first to introduce a quality seal for these products. in doing so, the Bundeservand Internetmedizin makes use of the possibilities offered by current law.
The aim of the Bundesverband Internetmedizin is to subject the products concerned to the applicable legal regulations pf qualification and at the same time to level and promote the way pragmatically. The Bundesverband Internetmedizin also sees this task as a responsibility to counteract over-regulation by politically or economically involved bodies. Qualification in this field must remain manageable and fundable, otherwise, the purpose of broad quality assurance cannot be guaranteed.
The Bundesverband Internetmedizin awards the "Qualitätsprodukt Internetmedizin" - quality product internet medicine seal to products of internet medicine that meet the requirements of the seal and pass the corresponding test. This catalogue of requirements is based on
- The requirements of the Medical Device Act for CE certification (risk class 1)
- the FDA requirements for medical applications (also risk class 1) and
- further requirements according to experiences of the Bundesverband Internetmedizin.