UPDATE 12.08.2020 (11h30): Changes in messages and new message: On request of the Interfederal working group "Testing and Contact Tracing" the definition of the messages LaboratoryTestPrescription , LaboratoryTestResult , ResultFlagsSuspicionFalseNegativeTest , and AlertSuspectedCaseNoTestPerformed, have been update with some minor changes. Also, clinical biologists and the Interfederal Risk Assessment Group acknowledge the increasing importance of the registration of false positive test results (PCR/Antigen). Therefore, a new message ResultFlagsSuspicionFalsePositiveTest was created. ICT service provider of Belgian hospitals, laboratories, GP's and Triage posts are kindly requested to implement these changes as soon as possible and no later than 31.08.2020.Read more: Overview of the changes
UPDATE 15.06.2020: Quality feedback. Starting of 14 June, healthdata.be sends each day a quality feedback for the message "LaboratoryTestResult" towards each laboratory. Currently, the quality feedback focuses on the use of valid values for the variables "TestCode" and " TestResult". The contact person provided by the laboratory receives the quality feedback via email.Read more: Quality feedback
UPDATE 15.05.2020: Please provide following helptext for physician at start of "AlertSuspectedCaseNoTestPerformed" form: “If you have already filled in the eForm“ Laboratory Test Prescription for SARS-CoV-2 ” and are waiting for the results, it is not necessary to fill in this form " Alert Suspected Case No Test Performed". This form can be used to request direct contact tracking if you have a very strong suspicion of contamination with COVID-19, regardless of a possible lab result. "
UPDATE 14.05.2020: Update of the Deliberation 20/132 of 3 May 2020, amended on 13 May 2020, concerning the communication of personal data by various health care providers or organizations in health or care to Sciensano and its further communication in the context of the fight against the dissemination of the coronavirus COVID-19: enrichment of data with contact information provided by the health insurance funds.Read more: Dutch version - French version
UPDATE 11.05.2020: IMPORTANT: in the messages "LaboratoryTestPrescription" and "AlertSuspectedCaseNoTestPerformed", the "topic" "Collectivity" should be implemented by using different fields: "Collectivity/LongTermCareFacility", "Collectivity/School", "Collectivity/ChildDayCareCenter", "Collectivity/PenalInstitution", "Collectivity/CenterForAsylumSeekers", "Collectivity/InstitutionForPeopleWithDisabilities", "Collectivity/RehabilitationHospital", "Collectivity/Psychiatrichospital", "Collectivity/CenterForHomelessOrUndocumentedMigrants", and "CollectivityOther".See CSV and JSON examples.