“The Netherlands healthy and well.” This is the motto of the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport (VWS). The ambition of the Ministry of VWS is to keep its some 17.1 million citizens healthy as long as possible and to restore the sick to health as quickly as possible. The ministry also seeks to support people with a physical or mental limitation and promote social participation.
The region of Achterhoek in the Netherlands has the goal of becoming the healthiest region in the Netherlands by 2030. They sought a PHR (locally referred to as PBL) that would allow residents of the Achterhoek region access to their data and allow simple and secure exchange of their data with healthcare providers.
This pilot-based initiative had to first meet the Medmij standards of data exchange (similar to Meaningful Use). Once the Get Real Health platform was Medmij approved for this specific use case, a COPD pilot was developed and released to gauge the pulse of citizens. A second pilot with a broader use case that focuses on populations managing chronic conditions such as heart failure, Parkinson’s disease and elder care is in development. Additional Medmij certifications are pending as part of this pilot as well.
The adaptability to a number of use cases suited for a national roll-out speaks to the flexibility of our platform. Not only does it meet international governmental standards but can engage patients across a broad demographic with varied health needs and computer literacy.