Patient control over electronic file

Patient control over electronic file

Patients decide which doctors to their patient information electronically with each other may share. Also, patients should be able to see who their data has been examined.

The First Room went Tuesday approved the proposal of minister Edith Schippers (public Health) in which the electronic exchange of medical data better.

Medical records are often electronically exchanged, for example between gp and pharmacy. Schippers wants, that everyone can decide for himself which digital information can be shared and with which care provider. A patient is not obliged to consent to give.

Health care providers have if the law enters into force for another three years to their computer systems to adapt, so that the consent of patients for the exchange of medical data is regulated.

Health insurers and physicians may not look in this electronic information flows.

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