The CARA association was founded in 2018. It includes the Swiss cantons of Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Valais and Vaud. Together, these five cantons are developing an electronic patient filing system (e-health) and building a secure digital health platform available to the population and healthcare providers. CARA launched its electronic patient files system in May 2021. Among other goals, CARA's platform aims to improve patient safety, health system efficiency, patient empowerment, and health information exchange. In addition to e-health, it will offer various additional services, such as shared medication plans or shared care plans.
furrerhugi has been working with CARA since 2019. After developing the communication concept, the agency advises CARA bodies ad hoc, implementing specific communication measures and providing media and political monitoring.