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Stefan Visscher

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Last name: 
VISSCHER
First name: 
Stefan
Department: 
Medical Devices
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Year of birth: 
1980
Organisation: 
Dutch Health Care Inspectorate
Position: 
Senior Inspector
Biography: 

Stefan Visscher is a medical computer scientist, working in the field of medical informatics for over 10 years now. After a few years in research after finishing his PhD on a decision-support system for diagnosing ICU patients, he moved to the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate (DHCI) as part of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. At the DHCI he is a senior inspector and is involved in regulating medical software products.

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mHealth has great potential. It allows you as a consumer to assess your own health status indicators. Such a tool could be beneficial, but introduces risks at the same time. This is where European legislation for medical devices comes in.