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GENERAL » Traceability

Traceability


National Implant Registry (LIR)

As of January 2019, healthcare providers are obliged to provide implant data to the National Implant Registry (LIR). The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) aims to ensure that all implants in the Netherlands can be traced in case of any implant failure.

Orthopaedic surgeons, cardiologists, plastic surgeons and gynaecologists already register implants in their quality registers, ensuring traceability. Until now, the LIR ensured traceability of a limited number of implant types, by a link with these quality registers. This will be extended as of January 2019. From then on, implant data must be provided directly from the Electronic Patient Record System (EPRs) to the LIR. A condition of the NOV (and with it NVVC, NVOG, NVPC and the Federation of Medical Specialists) to participate with this trajectory of VWS is that the registration burden does not increase, that implants are scannable and that delivery of data from the EPR to the existing quality registers is guaranteed.