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eHealth from a Dutch Perspective

  • Hilde van der Meer
  • Sjaak NouwtEmail author
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Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)

Abstract

In this chapter, we will focus on the legal issues that relate to the eHealth developments in Europe and in the Netherlands. We will analyze these legal issues after setting out the European legal framework for eHealth. But before that, we will describe the eHealth policy developments at the EU level and we will give a few examples of eHealth services in The Netherlands. Our conclusion will focus on the importance of eHealth services and of the legal framework for the quality of healthcare and the quality of life.

Keywords

European Union Member State Civil Code Electronic Health Record System Defective Product 
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Abbreviations

BIG Act

Wet Beroepen in de individuele gezondheidszorg (Individual Healthcare Act)

CVZ

College voor Zorgverzekeringen (Health Care Insurance Board)

EHR

Electronic Health Record

EPD

Elektronisch Patienten Dossier (Electronic Health Record)

epSOS

Smart Open Services for European Patients

GP

General Practitioner

I.COM

Innovation Centre of Mental Health and Technology

ICT

Information and Communication Technologies

IGZ

Health Care Inspectorate

Kwz

Kwaliteitswet zorginstellingen (Quality of Healthcare Institutions Act)

LMI

Lead Market Initiative

LSP

National Switch Point

NVEH

De Nederlandse Vereniging voor e-Health (Dutch Association of eHealth)

NZa

Dutch Healthcare Authority

RVZ

Council for Public Health and Health Care

SGEI

Services of General Economic Interest

TCCN

Stichting Teledermatologisch Consultatie Centrum (Teledermatological Consultation Centre Netherlands)

WGBO

Wet geneeskundige behandelingsovereenkomst (Medical Treatment Contract Act)

WVP

Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (Personal Data Protection Act)

ZVW

Zorgverzekeringswet (Health Care Insurance Act)

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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG)UtrechtThe Netherlands

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