Philipp Stachwitz, M.D., is an anesthesiologist, pain therapist and a convinced pioneer of digitization for the medical profession. This is one of the reasons why he joined the German Medical Association in 2002 after completing his specialist training at the University Hospitals of Cologne and gaining professional experience in start-ups of the dotcom era. There he was responsible for the development and management of the area of health telematics and telemedicine, which he represented as deputy head of the department for telematics until 2008. Since 2009 he has been working in this field again from the medical side, first in clinical practice and since 2015 as a pain therapist in the outpatient sector. He actively accompanies the developments in the fields of telemedicine, eGK and electronic doctor’s identity card.