What is the EPR not?
The EPR does not contain all the electronically recorded health information concerning a patient, but only that which is relevant for other health professionals and for subsequent treatment.
Not a complete medical record
Alongside the EPR, health professionals continue to maintain their patients’ complete medical records. These records contain far more information than the EPR – for example, personal notes made by the professional treating the patient.
Not a place for storing official files
Authorities or health insurers cannot store documents in – or access – the EPR.
Additional information for professionals: