#SmartHealthSystems: What have we learned from Switzerland? Despite the country’s federally fragmented health system, implementing a decentralized national electronic patient record system is feasible – as long as the hurdles are cleared along the way.
In the Netherlands, patients can opt-in to a system of electronic data exchange in the healthcare system – and hence profit from an e-health infrastructure that is considerably well developed. Dr. Lies van Gennip, Director of NICTIZ, tells us in a Skype-interview how the Dutch system is designed and what experiences the country has made so far.