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Doctors withdraw legal threat against electronic patient records

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Family doctors have withdrawn their legal action against the organisation responsible for introducing electronic patient records after it withdrew the requirement that doctors cooperate with the new system.

Insurers had made supporting the new system a condition of next year’s contracts with family doctors. Without a contract, doctors are effectively stopped from working for patients with health insurance.

Both family doctors' organisations were opposed to the new system but only the smaller VPH had threatened to go to court.

The new electronic records system is due to come into effect in January but has been beset by problems so far.

Earlier stories
Family doctors head for court over digital patient records
America may have access to Dutch patient records
Digital patient record backers reduce payments to doctors
New life breathed into digital patient record plan

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Civil Cowards, what more can one expect. More concerned with their bank accounts than with the privacy of their dealings with their patients. In my 37 years in NL I never encountered a physician who cared about me. Glad I left the country---after getting insufficient treatment options from a most respected Dutch specialist.

By Husserl | 18 December 2012 9:31 AM

For anyone with a minimal knowledge of It security this is a system that is waiting to be hacked and it will.

Key from the previous proposal 2010 was that patients themselves had access to their own records - this is now scrapped.
Access to your own records is fundamental in preventing errors

By nd | 18 December 2012 11:13 AM

I'm glad to hear that it been withdrew that the doctor have to cooperate with the new system.... playing bookkeeper should not interfere with their jobs

By dee | 18 December 2012 2:27 PM

Who will be the ones to benefit from this 'press-gang' Ever dwindling privacy, why not just put it all on Facebook? :P

By The visitor | 19 December 2012 4:40 AM

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