eHealth in the Netherlands: The Polder Model


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Overview of the activities of the Dutch Association of eHealth in order to boost and embed eHealth in the Netherlands.

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eHealth in the Netherlands: The Polder Model

  1. 1. eHealth in the Netherlands: The Polder Model 30 november 2010, Medicine 2.0 Pim Ketelaar [email_address]
  2. 2. Poldering…
  3. 3. Reality check <ul><ul><li>What percentage of Dutch GP’s uses teledermatology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a) 12% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) 32% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) 58% </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Reality check
  5. 5. The Dutch Association of e-Health Nederlandse Vereniging voor eHealth (NVEH) <ul><li>The NVEH is: </li></ul><ul><li>the leading independent association for e-Health and telemedicine in the Netherlands. </li></ul><ul><li>the Dutch representative in the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) </li></ul><ul><li>The NVEH aims at improving the quality of care by promoting the structural and responsible use of e-Health and telemedicine. </li></ul><ul><li>The NVEH organises medical professionals, ICT professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers with an interest in improving the quality of the e-Health product in the Netherlands. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Netherlands Challenges…
  7. 7. Dutch E-Health: an overview (1) <ul><li>National EHR in progress… </li></ul><ul><li>Telemedicine: many pilots; growing routine </li></ul><ul><li>No central co-ordination </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers: Patient safety, quality of care, cost control </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dutch E-Health: an overview (2) <ul><li>Teleconsultation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-Consult with GP in (little) use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teledermatology, teleradiology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>working practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telemonitoring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>promising large scale studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Mental Health: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>working and moving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elderly care: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>screen-to-screen care embedded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Significant research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Twente and UMC´s </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Dutch E-Health: an overview (3) <ul><li>Federation of Patients and Consumer Organizations of the Netherlands (NPCF): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eHealth is needed for more patient empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Royal Dutch Association of Medicine (KNMG): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eHealth driver for quality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Healthcare insurance companies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Precompetitive cooperation on eHealth needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Mental Health should be stimulated </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. eHealth: Betere Healthcare, jobs and business European eHealth market 2020: € 30 miljard
  11. 11. Dutch E-Health: an overview (4) <ul><li>Infrastructure (2008): </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband penetration (households) 81% </li></ul><ul><li>GSM/GPRS coverage (population) 99% </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile broadband (UMTS) coverage 95% </li></ul>
  12. 12. Business opportunities and barriers <ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing competitiveness (insurance companies, care providers) </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for Quality of Care </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for triple A care: Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering of patients / care consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>World leading infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Still: “perverse incentives” </li></ul><ul><li>Cost and revenue sharing models are still experimental </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of legal certainty </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Reimbursement rules e-Mental health: </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>Ear-to-ear </li></ul><ul><li>Bit-to-bit </li></ul>
  14. 17. Pim Ketelaar Nederlandse Vereniging voor eHealth (NVEH) [email_address]
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