30 April 2012
On April 26th the Flemish government approved 4 pilot projects (Aalst, Turnhout, Zenneland and Limburg) that have the opportunity to test out Vitalink, the electronic platform for sharing medical information. The project in Limburg is a collaboration between GP’s, pharmacists, nursing staff and software developers and is coordinated by Koninklijk Limburgs Apothekers Verbond (KLAV). The faculty of medicine of Hasselt University plays in important role in the scientific support of the project. Vitalink is more than just sharing information. The goal is to improve patient safety but also improve communication between health care professionals. The pilot projects start in May with the preparations of their project and the adaptation of existing software. “The first pilot projects will focus on sharing medication history, but only when the patient gives his permission”, says Jo Vandeurzen, Flemish minister of Welfare, Public Health and Family.
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