Care network within primary, secondary and third-line care
Care providers in primary care, such as general practitioners and pharmacists, often have a practice of a limited size. On the other hand, there are now also partnerships of healthcare providers with a considerable company size. These practice owners are primarily highly educated healthcare professionals and secondarily entrepreneurs.
New legislation, aging care providers and participating patients/clients increase the administrative effort and burden for practitioners in primary care. A practice partly copes with automated systems and the other manual part is for the account of the practice holders and their supporters.
Comply with the requirements
Implementing appropriate measures aimed at complying with the (Dutch) WGBO, GDPR and (Dutch) Wabvpz takes a lot of effort. The practice owner is expected to be able to communicate the effective functioning of the control measures aimed at meeting legal and contractual obligations to patients and the supervisors.
In order to meet such requirements, the practice management needs a policy and plan with an assessment of which measures are taken and how the measures are effectively incorporated into the organization. Sufficient knowledge of staff and employees is required for the successful implementation of the plan. The practice nurse maintains registers with data processing, incidents and data leaks and agreements made with suppliers and employees.
Based on these registers, the practice nurse links the roles of systems to the profiles of employees and ensures that the employees remain within the agreed authorizations. The practice management responds adequately to signals of incidents and data leaks.
Ultimately, it’s people’s work. Staff and employees are enthusiastic about following the rules, but in practice the red tape feels counterproductive.
We understand that it is impracticable and unaffordable for a practitioner to hire a consultant to effectively organize business activities. There is no business case for this. It is possible, however, to make the practice and in particular the practice holders aware or even train them to make proper agreements and to carry out obligations effectively. It may be necessary to call in the specific involvement of a professional. For example, for assessing an agreement with an employee or supplier of services.
In collaboration with MYOBI, we have put together an operational package for and with practice holders that consists of:
- Registering on the MYOBI Trust Network gives the practice holder access to an information ecosystem with which the practice holder can exercise control over data and access to a company-specific learning environment with which staff and employees can be trained;
- The MYOBI Trust Network helps the practice holder to be accountable for complying with legal and contractual obligations regarding the protection of personal data and trade secrets;
- Using the smart contracting application and the company-specific contract library for practice holders, the practice nurse prepares agreements with employees and hiring, suppliers and processor agreements that the practice holder electronically signs and deposits with MYOBI. Clear agreements are included in every agreement and it is determined when the party must demonstrate that these agreements have been fulfilled;
- The practice holder carries out effective contract management using smart contracting. With the help of smart contracting, the practice holder has insight into all partners, the obligations and the rights; and
- The practice owner and practice nurse can request the assistance of a legal or compliance professional on demand with the facility in the information ecosystem of ‘legal support‘ or ‘compliance support‘.
Together with practice holders, the Contract Board maintains the company-specific contract library for practice holders and the practice holders indicate which additional functionalities they would like in their information ecosystem.
As a result of the maintenance of models, information is generated about developments that are relevant for all practice holders. We ensure that webinars are regularly held in which practitioners can participate – in their own learning environment.
Do you have questions or need an appointment?
We recognize that companies work in networks. Using the information ecosystem, the practice holder manages its own network of partners. By entering into agreements with partners, your network grows organically. We are happy to discuss this network approach with you in regional partnerships or clusters of practice holders.
Feel free to contact us via +31 (0) 70 392 22 09 or firstname.lastname@example.org.