Various entities in healthcare and support are working together on MedMij’s development: trade associations, physicians’ associations, hospitals, pharmacies, home care organisations, nursing homes, care insurers, patients and government bodies. Together, these organisations form the Informatieberaad Zorg (Healthcare Information Council). Patiëntenfederatie Nederland (Dutch Patients’ Association) is coordinating the MedMij programme and forms the operational programme team in conjunction with Nictiz and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The steering group, which includes members of the Informatieberaad Zorg (Healthcare Information Council), will manage the programme team.
MedMij is in a new phase in which the MedMij Framework will be put into practice. To qualify for the Framework, aspiring participants must demonstrate that they can uphold the agreements and can exchange data with other participants in line with MedMij’s criteria. To create confidence in the Framework, a statement by a participant to comply with the agreements made is not enough. Parties are required to sign a participants agreement. In this way MedMij can keep a party to the agreements. The MedMij programme, as it was started in 2016, is not a legal entity and may therefore not enter into agreements with participating parties. This was the basis on which MedMij Foundation (Stichting MedMij) was established.
The MedMij Foundation may decide, independently and based on its own standpoints, whether to accept a party, make participation agreements and, without other interest, act should a participant not comply with agreements. Apart from this, MedMij Foundation will determine the Framework’s strategic direction.
MedMij Foundation’s Board consists of two independent members (Ronald Gorter and Theo Hooghiemstra). It also has an owner’s council, consisting of the owners of the Framework, in which umbrella organisations that represent patients and/or individuals and care providers are represented.