The National MS Centre works with one central record per patient. This record is fully electronic and contains details about doctors, nurses and paramedics. It simplifies communication between the various care providers who are together responsible for your care.
This means the patient record contributes to safe, high-quality and efficient care and is in accordance with the law for patient rights.
The National MS Centre is responsible for processing your personal details, which are updated in your patient record.
The registration of personal details takes place in accordance with the provisions in the Act dated
8 December 1992, regarding the protection of your personal privacy.
Doctors, nurses and paramedics from UZ Leuven can look at your record only on the condition that they are directly involved in your treatment for as long as their involvement in your treatment lasts. Administrative employees also have access to part of your record for its administrative processing. All of these people are strictly bound by professional privacy and confidentiality obligations.
Strict access controls are maintained with regard to who can look at and /or update which parts of your record, and when.
You cannot deny your care providers access to your record because it's an essential part of a multidisciplinary, integrated, safe and high-quality treatment.
UZ Leuven has a medical collaborative agreement (‘nexuz health’) with a number of other Flemish hospitals. This collaboration means your patient record is shared with your care providers in these hospitals. You cannot refuse these care providers access to your patient record. The privacy rules are also strictly guaranteed and complied with in this collaborative agreement.
The list of participating hospitals is still growing. You can find more information about this collaborative agreement, as well as the current list of participating hospitals on the website: www.nexuzhealth.be.
Thanks to the use of secure web applications, your GP or referrer can also consult your electronic patient record in the National MS Centre or another nexuz health hospital from their practice. This means the referrer is informed and involved in the care process so they can better respond to the needs of the patient and their family.
Your GP has automatic access to your nexuz health record. If you do not want this, you can report this to the reception at the National MS Centre.
Other referrers do not have automatic access to your nexuz health record.
The government's eHealth platform enables all Belgian care providers who are currently involved in your treatment to consult your medical details.
If you agree to this, you must provide one-off informed consent.
These care providers only have access to your record when you are undergoing treatment with them.
More information is available on the website: www.patientconsent.be