Health. 11 million people have activated their digital health record

Health.  11 million people have activated their digital health record

Some 11 million people, or 15.6% of the population, use My Health Space, the digital health record set to become a centerpiece of the French healthcare system, according to figures published Monday from the digital health delegation (DNS).

“Every week, 300,000 people log in to use My Health Space, to consult it or to upload documents,” says Hela Ghariani, who co-leads this delegation.

“My Health Space” allows socially insured people to keep all their health documents in the same place: biological analysis results, hospitalization or consultation report, prescription, etc. It should facilitate patient care, by allowing healthcare professionals to go back more easily into examination and treatment histories. Each social insured person has a “My Health Space” in their name, automatically populated unless they object.

2.5 million downloads

Today, 20 million health documents are sent every month to these digital spaces.

Many biological analysis laboratories and hospitals already automatically send their patients’ health documents to their digital health records. But we still need to update the numerous software programs used by private doctors to provide prescriptions or consultation reports to their patients’ Health Spaces.

“Today, 51,700 private doctors or health homes or health centers are equipped” with software compatible with Mon Espace Santé, declares Hela Ghariani, who points to “a clear progression at the end of last year” in number of documents paid by city medicine. “It still has to move forward.”

The application allowing access to one’s Health Space via smartphone has been downloaded 2.5 million times, according to the DNS.

According to a 2024 barometer on the French and digital health published Monday by the DNS, 90% of French people have already used at least one digital health tool or service (making appointments, teleconsultation, Health Insurance teleservices or mutual insurance, connected objects, etc.). According to this barometer, carried out online in November by Harris Interactive, with a representative sample of 2,000 people, 82% of French people say they know My Health Space.

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