How to consult your Shared Health Record ?

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How to consult your Shared Health Record ?

Since May 2018, Brussels Health Network allows you, as patient, to have a secure access to your shared records on the Brussels Health Network web portal.

Since January 15 2019, you have standard access to the content of your medical summary (SUMEHR) shared by your general practicioner, unless the access settings have been changed.

Here are the necessary conditions for this access :

  • You gave your informed consent to the electronic sharing of your records
  • The document has been shared on the network by the health professional/the hospital you went to
  • The health professional/the hospital decided to share AND made the needed handling in their medical software so that the document is accessible
    1. The document is immediately accessible
    2. The document will be accessible 30 days after it has been shared on the Brussels Health Network

Why a 30 day period before the patient has access to the document?

When you receive a result, it’s important that you are accompagnied with the healthcare practitioner who can explain the significance of your result under the best conditions. However, if you would like to have your results before that period, please ask your physician.

You have direct access to your shared health record through the Brussels Health Network platform.

You can log on in 2 different ways

  • electronic identity card: in this case, you will need your identity card and your pin code as well as a card reader.
  •  Itsme app:  in this case, make sure you have activated your Itsme account beforehand.

This is your gateway to your shared health record. Watch this video and find out how to log in to your health and safety portal in an instructive way

If you have given your consent elsewhere than on the Brussels Health Network website, you need to register  there in order to access your shared health record securely.

 You will then be able to consult the content of your health summary drawn up by your GP, as long as he or she has not changed the settings.

Documents from hospitals will gradually become digitally accessible to patients as well. If this is not yet the case, do not hesitate to ask your health professionals for a paper copy of such documents, if you should deem it necessary, of course.

Important remark: each health professional has specific access to your data depending on his or her profession. It is worth noting, nonetheless, that the occupational physician, the physician of your mutual insurance company or your insurance company does not have access to your data because the relationship with these professionals is not part of the continuity of your care.

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