Sharing information between healthcare providers must be done via internet

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: end of 2022

What changes?

Are you a healthcare provider? You must share medical records with other healthcare providers via the internet. Language requirements as well as technical requirement will be drawn up.

The main changes are:

  • As a healthcare provider you are responsible for the devices you use for exchanging information. You are also responsible for keeping, managing and sharing records, If you share information you must do so via the internet.
  • As a healthcare provider you must meet the technical and language requirements.
  • There will be a mandatory certification for the IT products and services that are used in sharing information.

For whom?

  • healthcare providers
  • caregivers
  • providers of IT products and services
  • certifying agencies


It is expected the Electronic data exchange in healthcare Act (Wet Elektronische gegevensuitwisseling in de zorg, Wegiz) will come into force at the end of 2022.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or the Staatscourant (in Dutch).

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO