​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nictiz is the national competence centre for standardisation and eHealth

"Nictiz works towards better health through better information. We support the healthcare sector in the use of IT to improve quality and efficiency within healthcare."

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. Read more about Nictiz in this corporate brochure​.


What can Nictiz help you with? 

Standardisation:

  • how to achieve an information standard and advice on the use of this
  • the use of existing information standards, such as GP observation and child healthcare
  • how to achieve standardisation within healthcare
  • the possibilities offered by healthcare information architecture
  • development, implementation and management of information standards
  • qualification of healthcare information systems and network services
  • insight and overview of national and international standards in healthcare
  • insight and overview of terminology and code systems, including SNOMED CT
  • applying for a SNOMED CT licence and completion of SNOMED CT introduction courses.

eHealth:

  • the annual eHealth Monitor
  • insight into and overvi​​ew of the concept of ‘eHealth’
  • insight into the availability and use of eHealth applications by healthcare providers and patients
  • participation in various platforms, including Patients and eHealth, iZiekenhuis and the regional architecture platform
  • insight into national and international trends and developments​​
  • overview of IT standards in healthcare and the interdependence between standards
  • overview of laws and regulations in healthcare
  • overview of quality marks, certificates and quality statements in healthcare
  • presentations on healthcare IT and eHealth
  • guests lectureships with expertise on the topics listed above.

If your topic is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact Nictiz. We may be able to assist you in another way or put you in contact with other relevant organisations.


News and publications

Infographic eHealth-monitor 2016 English

07-10-2016
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​This is the English infographic of the eHealth-monitor 2016.

Tips for the efficient transfer of nursing information for patients

01-10-2013
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This whitepaper describes the different possibilities for the electronic transfer of nursing information for patients. These processes utilize a standardized electronic transfer document, drawn up by the care sector. Furthermore, this whitepaper provides tips for care institutions and IT suppliers on how to implement this standard in practice.

Nictiz corporate brochure - English version

16-07-2014
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Nictiz works towards better healthcare through better information. We support the healthcare sector in the use of IT to improve quality and efficiency within healthcare. Read more about Nictiz in this brochure.

Infographic: Eight functions of medication apps

12-03-2015
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This infographic gives an overview of which 8 functions of medication apps can contribute to patient compliance and a current medication overview for patients.

Report on eHealth objectives for 2016

01-02-2017
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This report on objectives focuses only on those applications mentioned in the ministerial objectives and examines three special groups of healthcare users, being chronically ill patients, frail elderly, and people receiving care and support at home.

2015 eHealth monitor - English

22-01-2016
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​This is a partial translation of the 2015 edition of the Dutch yearly national report on eHealth, the 'eHealth monitor'.

English summary of eHealth monitor 2016, more than technology

07-10-2016
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​​​​This is a partial translation of the 2016 edition of the Dutch yearly national report on eHealth, the 'eHealth monitor'. It is a translation of the Management Summary.

Infographic: Medical apps, is certification required?

11-11-2013
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This infographic shows whether a medial app needs CE marking. After going through the flow chart you will also know which risk categories the app comes under and what form of certification is required.​​

Infographic report on eHealth objectives for 2016

01-02-2017
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​This infographic belongs to the evaluation report on eHealth objectives for 2016. The report on objectives focuses only on those applications mentioned in the ministerial objectives.

Infographic eHealth-monitor 2015 - English

08-10-2015
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The eHealth monitor is an ongoing study in which Nictiz and the NIVEL Institute map out the status of eHealth in the Netherlands on an annual basis.

SNOMED CT starters guide

02-06-2014
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The vision for the SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) Starter Guide is for it to be a practical and useful starting point from which anyone with a general interest in healthcare information can begin learning about SNOMED CT.

2014 eHealth monitor - English

22-01-2016
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​This is a partial translation of the 2014 edition of the Dutch yearly national report on eHealth, the 'eHealth monitor'.

Infographic eHealth-monitor 2014 - English

09-10-2014
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​This is the infographic of the eHealth-monitor 2014.

Infographic eHealth-monitor 2013 (English version)

31-10-2013
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​This infographic is provided alongside the summary of the eHealth monitor 2013, presenting the key findings of the survey in graphic form. The infographic is intended for people who want to see the main points of the survey at a glance, using their tablet or smartphone.​

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