We understand that as a healthcare professional you have questions or would like to know more about participating in ARCH. The most frequently asked questions are given below. If you cannot find the answer you’re looking for, mail us on info@arch.nl. Other questions and answers on the whys and wherefores of ARCH are here.

What is in it for me?
ARCH wants to be able to offer you a better overview of the information available and the development of a disease, facilitate a more convenient means of sharing information, and provide structure in the care path using guidance from the best experts.

Is participation in ARCH voluntary?
Naturally participation is voluntary for both doctors and patients. If a patient reads or hears about ARCH and shows interest in the platform, then they first need to discuss the possibility of participating ARCH with their specialist. If you would like to take part, please contact one of the ARCH hub coordinators.

How can I take part in ARCH?
You can contact the ARCH hub coordinator you would like to work with. On registration you obtain access to the ARCH system and can register your patients provided they have given their consent. ARCH is currently in its pilot phase. If you would like to take part, please email info@arch.nl.

Can ARCH be used on existing ICT systems?
Yes and no. A system has been chosen for the Scleroderma pilot that will work on all types of platform be it iPad, Android smartphones or PC, and with a server providing a connection to existing hospital information systems such as EPIC and HIX. However, the hospital has to be willing to cooperate and additional costs are incurred (these are of course covered by ARCH). This means that any healthcare provider can use an iPad to connect to the ARCH network.

Do I need to following a course?
The ARCH app and software are user friendly and we hope that minimal explanation is sufficient.