During your lifetime, you will consult different health professionals. Each creates a folder concerning your health. Unfortunately, these folders are not connected to each other, which can result in important missing information when you visit one doctor or another.
Moreover, no one is protected from the unexpected and sometimes a person has to consult a doctor other than his or her regular doctor (doctor on duty, emergency doctor, another specialist, etc.). They have no knowledge of your health history.
Wherever you are being treated in Belgium; the Brussels Health Network allows access 24/7 to all doctors connected to your shared health records, provided of course that you have given your consent. The information is accessible even to doctors who do not know you but will have to treat you.