The eHealth Monitor 2017 (Dutch)

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This article is only available in Dutch – it is specifically about the Dutch eHealth monitor, a report about the availability and use of eHealth in the Netherlands.

The General Data Protection Regulation – What Does It Entail?

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On the 25th of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become enforceable. Organisations will need to prepare in order to be compliant and to prevent high potential fines (up to 20 million euro).

So what does the GDPR entail and how can you best prepare your organisation?  Continue reading “The General Data Protection Regulation – What Does It Entail?” »

General Practitioner: Promote your Online Services

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Recent research conducted by Pharmapartners has shown that a majority (55%) of questioned patients has no clue about the online services offered by their general practitioner. Only 7% stated that they have made new appointments online and only 3% reported having participated in an e-consultation. The numbers are even lower than the ones from 2016’s eHealth Monitor, though the conclusion is the same: GPs need to raise awareness about their digital services. Continue reading “General Practitioner: Promote your Online Services” »

Meet Us at the Zorg & ICT Event!

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Each year, Dutch knowledge platform Zorg & ICT (‘Healthcare & IT’) organizes a convention about IT and innovation in healthcare.

Healthcare professionals can attend seminars and expositions and network to gain inspiration to optimize processes in their organizations. Alterdesk will also be there this year, together with our partners from KPN. Continue reading “Meet Us at the Zorg & ICT Event!” »

WhatsApp’s Privacy Update and Healthcare: the Implications

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WhatsApp has updated its privacy statement, and how. Two years ago, Facebook promised not to use the data of its newly acquired company for its own gain – this has now obviously changed: names and phone numbers of WhatsApp users shall be shared with Facebook. What does this mean and what are the implications for doctors who wish to use WhatsApp for work purposes?  Continue reading “WhatsApp’s Privacy Update and Healthcare: the Implications” »