Dutch government to invest €20 million into e-health

Edith Schippers (Photo: Rijksoverheid.nl/Wikimedia Commonst)Edith Schippers (Photo: Rijksoverheid.nl/Wikimedia Commonst)

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is allocating 20 million euros over the next four years to be invested into the promotion of e-health initiatives, she announced at E-Health Week in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

The campaign, called FastTrack eHealth Initiative, is intended to support and guide small and medium businesses in scaling up good e-healt initiatives. The aim is to get promising innovations to the patient more quickly.

In addition to the government contribution, agreements are also being made with private parties such as banks, pension funds, investors and insurers. The initiative will be developed and finalized in the coming months and is expected to start in October.

FastTrack eHealth Initiative is being developed in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and forms part of StartupDelta.