ACM to draw up guidelines regarding competition rules in order to mitigate ‘vendor lock-in’ in health care IT* The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) will draw up guidelines that will clarify the competition rules for IT suppliers in health care. ACM has found that, in many cases, hospitals are ‘locked-in’ with their suppliers of health information systems. Such situations can happen because of, among other reasons, the supplier’s behavior or because of the arrangements that the supplier makes with health

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