What documents are in the EPR?

The EPR contains information important for your treatment. Both healthcare professionals and you yourself can store documents in the EPR.

Information important for other healthcare professionals

The healthcare professional treating you will decide what information is important for other professionals providing subsequent treatment. However, you can request that certain documents should not be included in your EPR.

A nurse may, for example, store a hospital discharge report in the EPR so that Spitex staff know what kind of care needs to be provided for the patient at home.

Important personal documents

You can store documents which are important from your point of view in the EPR. If necessary, you can also make these documents available via the EPR to the professionals treating you.

How can I store my own documents in the EPR? 

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Examples of documents stored by healthcare professionals:

  • Current medication list
  • Hospital discharge report after an operation
  • Spitex home care report
  • Updated vaccination card
  • Information on known allergies
  • X-ray findings

When existing documents are updated by healthcare professionals, earlier versions remain available in the EPR.

Examples of documents you can store yourself:

  • Previous X-ray findings or laboratory test results
  • Your personal pain dairy
  • Blood pressure readings from a smartphone app
  • Glasses prescription
  • Advance directive
  • Organ donor card

Information on organ donation

Information on advance directives

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Additional information for professionals:

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