Why to register ?

I am registering

To register is to give consent.  It gives agreement, as a patient, for secure digital file sharing of your health data between doctors involved in your care. Your registration with the Brussels Health Network is valid everywhere in Belgium and is free.  

Once registered, you will have access to your private personal space where you will find a series of documents and information. All this data forms what is called the Shared Health Record (not to be confused with the Global Medical Record managed only by your General Practionner).

Why to register ?

  • Overall view of your health: Thanks to secure digital file sharing of health data, professionals who treat you finally have an overall view of your health. They can treat you better when they know your medical history.
  • Better collaboration and better communication between all professionals who care for you: you no longer need to undergo unnecessary examinations, medication prescriptions will not be contraindicated and you will receive an accurate diagnosis.
  • Less paper to store or transmit. You avoid losing a medical document.

Your registration with the Brussels Health Network is free and valid throughout Belgium because it is associated with similar networks in Wallonia and Flanders.

To benefit from the services offered by the Brussels Health Network, you must register and have read the Privacy Regulations and conditions of use.

To register, you need

  • your e-ID card. In this case, have your identity card, pin code and a card reader ready
  • Or Itsme. In this case, make sure you have already activated your Itsme account

I am already registered on another Belgian network

This means that you have already given your consent, your consent to share your health information digitally and securely. Therefore, you do not have to give your consent again.

Nevertheless, if you want to access your shared health records, you must register with the Brussels Health Network platform by clicking the “I wish to register” button.

1-The consent

 Your registration with the Brussels Health Network is valid everywhere in Belgium and is free. Your consent allows the exchange of digital health data securely via the 4 Belgian health networks. The health networks from Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders communicate with each other through the Federal Métahub Hub project.

 You are free to subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. Deregistration also has a national scope. If you withdraw your consent, all the services related to these projects will be deactivated.

 How to register my consent in a practical way?

You have various options to register your consent:

  • via your GP, if already enrolled in the Brussels Health Network.
  • Via the hospital admissions department.
  • via your pharmacist.
  • Via your mutual.
  • Via a downloadable PDF form, filled out and returned to the administrative department of Abrumet.
  • Via the website, if you have an electronic identity card (eID), a pin code and card reader (for Windows users).
  • Via the eHealth platform or another of the country’s health networks.

Be aware, only the registration via the pdf form or via the Brussels Health Network will grant you access to your shared health record.

Once you have given your consent, you do not have to give it again later on. Your doctor, pharmacist, hospital, immediately sees via its software if you have already given your consent

Have I already given my consent?

If you are already registered on another Belgian network this means that you have already given your consent. Your consent to share your health information digitally and securely. Therefore, you do not have to give your consent again.

Nevertheless, if you want to access your shared health records, you must register with the Brussels Health Network platform by clicking the “I wish to register” button.

On the home page, click on  “e-ID login” or “Itsme login” button.

  • If you are registered, you will automatically go to the home page of your secure portal.
  • If you have not yet registered, a message will notify you and suggest that you register

2-The therapeutic relation

A “therapeutic relationship” is created when there is contact between a patient and a health care provider as part of a care relationship. The concept of a therapeutic relationship encompasses any doctor who is involved in the continuity of care of a patient, including specialists in analysis or medical imaging. If you have given your consent, the creation of this relationship allows the healthcare professional to access your shared data.

The duration of the therapeutic relationship varies depending on the context of your care and the type of relationship you have with the health professional.

  • If you have a long-term relationship with your GP or pharmacist, the period of access to your data by your doctor can be up to 15 months.
  • However, if you have occasional contact with a doctor, the period of access to your data will be limited to a period of three months.
  • And finally, an emergency room doctor will have access to your data for a period of one month.

The doctor creates this therapeutic relationship directly via the GP’s software during your consultation. If you wish, you can manage these links via the Brussels Health Network platform.

From the moment you remove a therapeutic relationship, the health professional has no access to your data through the health networks.

If you wish to revoke access permanently, then he or she should be blocked.

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