The current development of the health care system is alarming: Hospitals are being closed, the number of hospital beds is being reduced, the medical care coverage gaps in rural areas is increasing. Many family doctors retire and therefore aggravate the care situation. In this context, a modern and qualitatively good care of the patients through telemedicine methods represents currently the only solution option that maintains the care quality for patients or even improves it while reducing the costs at the same time. This requires that technical as well as health related economic and organizational issues are addressed. Zentrum für Telematik e.V. works actively on several projects in this segment and plans a continuous expansion in this application field through additional projects and cooperation with companies in this medical-technical area.