As of 1 July 2020, two new articles of that law will come into effect: art. 15d and 15th. Below we explain what those articles of law mean and how Volgjezorg complies with the Act.
Article 15a paragraph 2 of the Act, on specified consent, would also enter into force on 1 July 2020.
The entry into force of this article has been postponed for the time being.
(1) Art. 15th of the Act:
From 1 July 2020, all patients must be able to see who has requested their medical data and when that happened.
Using Volgjezorg patients can see when certain medical data has been exchanged through the Nation Exchange Point and with whom. Thus Volgjezorg complies with this article of law. However, healthcare providers can also exchange data using systems other than the National Exchange Point. These exchanges are not visible through Volgjezorg.
If you want to know more about other exchanges, please contact your healthcare providers.
(2) Art. 15d of the Law
From 1 July 2020, all patients must be able to access their own medical data digitally, free of charge, if they are stored digitally with their healthcare provider.
You cannot view a file from your GP, for example, through Volgjezorg. However, Volgjezorg is working on new functions with which patients can view the content of information exchanged through the National Exchange Point.
A trial is currently underway that will allow a test panel of patients to view exchanged medication information.
Volgjezorg is future-proof
In this way, Volgjezorg complies with all laws and regulations regarding the exchange of medical data. We will continue to do that. In addition, we are continuously working on improving and expanding the portal, the "Personal Protal".
This way Volgjezorg grows with all developments and with new functions in a familiar environment.
In the future, all residents of the Netherlands must have access to their own Personal Health Environment. This is also known as a PGO in Dutch. This can be a secure app or website with which every patient must have access to their entire medical file from various healthcare providers.
Volgjezorg is working with MedMij to make this safe and easy.
Volgjezorg will keep you informed of all developments in this area.