The Dutch ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports seeks smart digital solutions for corona
The Netherlands is preparing for the next phase of the corona lockdown. Its Outbreak Management Team (OMT) has recently issued a recommendation regarding the conditions for the transition to this next phase, advising to start exploring methods of using mobile applications to support source and contact tracing as soon as possible in order to alleviate the workload of the Municipal Health Services. The OMT has indicated a preference for a population-based approach using techniques that safeguard the privacy of end users in accordance with the GDPR legislation.
In addition to this recommendation from the OMT, regional initiatives centred around providing remote assistance to people with symptoms in self-isolation in order to reduce the pressure on the healthcare sector and make it possible to determine via self-monitoring if and when more intensive care is needed are also considered key.
The ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports is asking for proposals for:
- Smart digital solutions, such as apps, that can contribute to source and contact tracing, which are subject to strict requirements with regard to e.g. rapid availability, privacy and data security
- Smart digital solutions, such as apps, that can contribute to self-monitoring and remote assistance, which are subject to strict requirements with regard to e.g. rapid availability, privacy and data security
- Miscellaneous digital solutions, such as apps, that can contribute to the transition strategy
- Preliminary conditions under which digital solutions can be deployed (with regard to technology, substance, operation, implementation, privacy and data security)
The deadline to submit proposals is 14 April 2020 at 12:00.
For more information, check here (document 5)