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Dutch Citizens Promised Free Electronic Personal Health Records

Country Correspondent: Margje Haverkamp

Starting in August, all Dutch citizens are promised access to a digital platform — a website or app — that contains all their personal health data. Patients are expected to gain easier access to their health system medical record as well as the ability to share their health data with other providers, such as hospitals and pharmacies. They also will be able to enter information like weight and blood pressure into their record. Companies creating the new digital platforms, which must be certified with a new label (MedMij), will receive EUR 7.5 (USD 8.28) for each person who uses his or her digital record at least once.

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