Nictiz - the National IT Institute for Healthcare in the Netherlands - is the national coordination point and knowledge centre for IT and innovation in the healthcare sector.
The national switch point forms the core of electronic communication in the sector, which is managed by Nictiz. Any authorized healthcare practitioner can be connected to the switch point so that he or she can obtain the latest and most relevant information about a patient at any time, from anywhere in the Netherlands and in a simple, secure and reliable way.
In consultation with and at the request of the healthcare sector, Nictiz is continuously developing and refining national standards for electronic communications in healthcare. Furthermore, Nictiz supports the sector in developing functional IT solutions that can be used nationwide, and contributes to policy making on IT issues as they relate to healthcare on a national and international level.
International projects and partners
eHealth in the Netherlands (2008)