STAINLESS steel calls for ‘e-health highway’
The government, healthcare providers and health insurers need to do more to digital supported care, e-health, to stimulate. The introduction is too slow, the Council for public Health and Society (SS) in a published Thursday advice to minister Edith Schippers of public Health.
The government should ensure that an ‘e-health-highway’ that allows the exchange of data easier and cheaper. Patients would be able to take advantage of.
They would have their own data to better manage and control in their own hands and also appropriate services and targeted care can get. An additional advantage of good e-health is curbing the rising cost of healthcare.
Problems are now mainly in the field of data exchange between different information systems. “Data between healthcare providers mutually hardly interchangeable, patients can’t reach their own health data, and the new world of e-health apps can not communicate with the existing health ICT. This causes high cost and inconvenience of missing information”, according to the STAINLESS steel.