The French National Contact Point for eHealth (NCPeH), gateway for health professionals to access European patients' data
Sesali is the French national contact point for European ehealth services. It currently allows French health professionals to securely access the patient summary of a patient from another country in the European Union.
Patients data, translated and transcoded, to enhance care
No more linguistic barriers: allergies, ongoing treatments, diseases and previous surgical interventions are some examples of the health data that Sesali will be able to display in French.
Sesali has been created by the ANS under the mandate of the Ministry of Health (FR MoH) and in collaboration with the European Commission and some twenty European countries, the final goal being to ensure continuity of citizens’ treatment at the European level.
A secured and simple interface to access European patient summaries
Health professionals can access the patient summaries with the following simple steps:
- Login in, via Pro Santé Connect (CPS smartcard or e-CPS);
- Select the patient’s country of residence;
- Enter the patient’s identity traits (it's the number used to identified the patient in its country of origin);
- Confirm the patient’s identity and consent to the PIN (Patient Information Notice, see below) ;
- Consult the patient summary (access to medical data, translated and transcoded).
The service is being introduced progressively in the majority of EU countries. As of now, patients from the following countries are eligible for this service: Croatia, Estonia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Czech Republic, Spain.
Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and Slovenia will come next.
Trust and patient data protection in Sesali's DNA
Through Sesali, the health data contained in the patient summary of a European patient can only be accessed by healthcare professionals authorised to practise in France and involved in the patient care. In order to access the service, they have to use the national health strong authentication means (CPS smartcard or e-CPS). On top of that, they are bound by the usual rules of confidentiality applicable to their profession.
Accessing the data requires the patient’s consent and the data cannot be used for any other purpose than the patient care.
This service fully complies with the provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
To this end, all the information intended for patients and required for understanding the regulations pertaining to the processing of personal data by Sesali (the legal basis for treatment, object of the treatment, type of personal data concerned, length of time for which data is conserved, patients’ rights, etc.) is included in the Patient Information Notice available in all EU languages:
Contact Délégué à la Protection des Données de l’ANSIf needed, contact of our data protection officer:
Agence du numérique en santé
9 rue Georges Pitard 75015 PARIS
This information is provided in accordance with the obligation laid down by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) and Act No 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on data processing, data files and individual liberties