8. Digital data exchange
Digitalisation is changing healthcare. Within the region the umcs play a leading role in stimulating the exchange of data and enabling digital health centres. This is happening nationwide through a range of programmes with the aim: record the healthcare information from the Patient Summary (Basisgegevensset Zorg, BgZ) in an orderly and clear way, so it can be reused for different purposes.
With the 'From Cure to Prevention' project, UMCG is realising boundary conditions for linking to Personal Health Records (Persoonlijke Gezondheidsomgevingen, PGOs). This permits contributions to be made to prevention, together with the citizen, that matches their need. Soon information can be exchanged with every PGO or for applications in research and care. Read more
Doctors, radiologists and software developers of Amsterdam UMC developed the StrokeViewer programme, elaborated by NICO-lab. Doctors send CT images to StrokeViewer, to determine the location of the blood clot. The programme indicates whether the patient is suitable for a rapid removal of the blood clot, which limits the brain damage. The patient can then go to the hospital where the intervention will be done. Read more.
With Digital Research Environments (DREs), researchers can collaborate globally 24/7. This takes place in a virtual environment with the desired amount of computing power, data storage and the right data and applications. Radboudumc, UMC Utrecht and Erasmus MC are working on the continuing development of DRE. Read more
In ‘Healthy and Happy The Hague’, the LUMC, Haga Hospital and HMC share health data in a secure system of CBS. The LUMC Campus The Hague combines these data with social-demographic data from the CBS to obtain insight into neighbourhood-specific health gaps and provide advice for happier and healthier residents. Read more
By implementing the Patient Summary and healthcare information building blocks, healthcare information in the Maastricht UMC+ can now be reused for: healthcare (internal), data exchange with other healthcare institutions (for example, BgZ), Quality Institute (via the HL7 CDA -message) and research. The administrative burden is reduced as a result. Watch the video
The Ophthalmology Department of the Radboudumc obtains the data for the quality registration for cataract operations directly from the EPD. The data are recorded during the care process. This means that provision to the quality registration does not take any time any more. The data that are recorded once form a good basis for analysis, benchmarking and feedback. Read more
In the Utrecht region there is an intensive collaboration for oncological care between the different hospitals. Currently, the available Electronic Patient Files (EPD) do not support the exchange of patient data. The hospitals have concluded an agreement to change this situation with the aim to realise an automated link between the different EPDs. Read more