Amsterdam 18 March 2022, KPN Health has acquired digital data exchange service ‘DVZA for VVT institutions’ from Open HealthHub.
The service is used to exchange patient information between nursing homes, rest homes and home care institutions. The acquisition is in line with KPN Health’s ambition to keep healthcare accessible by means of a trendsetting digital service for healthcare institutions. The DVZA (data service provider in the care providers domain) will become part of KPN Health Exchange, which already offers DVZA services to hospitals.
Soon everyone in the Netherlands will be able to inspect their medical data from a variety of care providers such as hospitals, family doctors, physiotherapists, nursing homes, rest homes and home care institutions by using a PHE (Personal Health Environment). This is an app or website that displays all that data in a single file that is accessible only to the user. Self-measured health data, from a step counter or blood pressure monitor for example, can also be added to the PHE.
More and more care providers are making their healthcare information systems ready for connection to a PHE. A DVZA is needed for the communication with PHEs. This is a solution that ensures that data from the source system of care providers gets into the PHE and vice versa. DVZAs and PHEs need a MedMij label for that purpose. MedMij decides the rules for secure and reliable exchange of health data.
Source: The Fast Mode, article 24 March 2022.