On the ground
In addition to coordinating healthcare between various healthcare professionals, the DMP (electronic health record) gives patients new rights of access that they have never before had in healthcare. It is the most visible symbol of a new patient concept, with patients no longer being an onlooker but taking an active role in their own healthcare.
The DMP is a free and secure electronic health record which allows doctors to access a patient's medical details. This public service is available to all state health insurance holders. But what happens when you cannot, for health reasons, request the creation of your DMP yourself? Le Mag has the run-down for you.
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Agnès Buzyn, president of INCa (the French national cancer institute), comments on the DCC (shared oncology record).
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Healthcare IT systems, reference standards, RNR, interoperability – don't be put off by all this computer jargon. Here are definitions and some explications for the terms which enable your health data to be structured and securely exchanged.
Like many other European countries, Sweden has undertaken an ambitious project of modernisation in the health sector which relies on new technology. The objective, however, remains the same: to enable patients to better manage their health while also facilitating treatment paths and access to medical data for healthcare professionals.
Diraya, meaning "knowledge" in Arabic, is the computing service used by the health system in the Andalusia region of southern Spain. Unique in Europe, it makes available each user's health information whenever and wherever they need it for treatment.