In the future, KIM will be the only secure transmission method that is remunerated and anchored in law. In the future, for example, doctors' letters and the certificate of incapacity for work will be sent using KIM. KIM is the new standard for everyone and replaces old communication services as well as the fax. Letters or CDs sent by post will soon be a thing of the past thanks to KIM. Unlike the old KOM-LE system, KIM is intended for all TI participants: for example, doctors, dentists, psychotherapists and pharmacists. But the legal regulations explicitly stipulate that the official interest groups of the healthcare industry are also integrated.
For all the stakeholders themselves, KIM is therefore a very central specialist application of the TI. Because even if KIM is perhaps not as well known as the e-prescription or the electronic patient file: at last there is the secure e-mail that has been missing in everyday practice and hospital life up to now. The rollout of the new TI specialist application KIM is scheduled for completion in December 2021.