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Wegiz: what is it and what does it mean for healthcare organizations? 

Wegiz stands for "Electronic Data Sharing in Health Care Act," and is about the digital way different health care providers can access their patients' medical data. Wegiz will make it easier for healthcare professionals to access important medical information and add data in order to provide the best possible care. But what does this law mean for organizations affiliated with healthcare? 

Why does the Wegiz matter?

The Wegiz is designed to make life easier for patients and caregivers. When a patient needs to visit multiple specialists for cure or treatment, it is nice when all involved are exactly informed about the current situation and plans for the future. Now it still frequently happens that the patient has to tell his story several times, which is obviously very tiring in an already tedious situation. In addition, the patient may forget to tell important information to a specific health care provider, preventing them from providing the best care. 

How is the Wegiz an improvement on the current situation?

In the current situation, it is sometimes difficult to share patient records with other healthcare providers. When the record is not digital (available), sometimes certain passages are retyped by hand. Obviously, this can lead to unnecessary errors and possibly even misdiagnosis or treatment methods. With Wegiz, the patient record is stored at a central point where only the attending physicians or health care providers can access the record as long as it is necessary. By centralizing the record, no information is lost and no errors have to occur due to manual actions.

Keeping patient data safe  

In 2011, the Electronic Patient Record (EHR) proposal was rejected because it required healthcare professionals to share data, which is contrary to professional secrecy. This obligation is no longer part of Wegiz, but it does provide an opportunity to share data as part of sound healthcare delivery. For ICT vendors, especially with this kind of information, it is of utmost importance that data is handled in a secure manner. Therefore, it is vital that the setup is ironclad and necessary information is only available to the right person at the right time.

How Korper ICT is preparing for the Wegiz

With more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry, Korper ICT is an expert in the field of information security and data exchange. Our expertise is regularly requested by various companies and organizations in various sectors, including the healthcare sector. Our goal is to help organizations securely exchange sensitive information so that they can comply with applicable laws and regulations and provide their patients with the best possible care.

One of the solutions we offer is Globalscape EFT, a powerful and secure file management and sharing solution. With this solution, healthcare providers can securely exchange files and provide access to patient records without having to worry about the security of the information. We also offer GoAnywhere, a comprehensive file transfer management platform that enables secure and reliable exchanges between different healthcare providers.

As an ISO-27001 certified company, we guarantee information security of the highest quality. In addition, we are always on top of the latest developments in information security and ensure that our solutions are always up-to-date.

Feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help improve healthcare delivery and protect sensitive information!