General description of the application healthstat.be
Healthstat.be is the data visualization platform of the healthdata.be project, which is part of the national Action Plans eHealth (2013-2018; 2019-2021; 2022-2024). Here, the researchers publish tables, figures and maps they made based on the data they have collected among Belgian hospitals, laboratories, physicians, and patients. With these reports, researchers want to give health professionals, healthcare institutions, patients, governments and the general public an up-to-date insight into the prevalence of certain diseases, their causes and impact, and the effectiveness of their treatment.
Healthstat.be is a service of Sciensano the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health, and funded by the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance.
In developing healthstat.be, many measures were taken to ensure the protection of the privacy of the patient, the caregiver and the medical confidentiality. For example, no personal information like name, date of birth or national registry number is available on healthstat.be. Also, the user access management for the detailed reports is managed by the eHealth-platform. Because of all these measures, this approach received an authorization from the Sectoral Committee Health of the Privacy Commission.
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