What is the difference between Global Medical File and Health networks?

The Global Medical File (GMF) and the Health networks have complementary missions.
  • the Global Medical File give an overview of your health to your family doctor who manages your GMF. He centralises all the information. The special fee to open such a file will be reimbursed in full by your health insurance. You will benefit from a 30% reduction on the co-payment of your consultations with this practitioner.
  • The shared Health record resulting from the electronic sharing of medical data gives a global overview of your Health to any doctor who will have to treat you. No one is protected from the unexpected and it is totally free. Healthcare insurance can register your consent but have no access to your medical data.