Updated 04 November 2014
What is the Shared Medication Record?
The Shared Medication Record is a digital solution that helps prevent medication errors; and it gives citizens and healthcare professionals access to information about citizens' medicines and vaccinations.
A medication error is any event in which a patient takes too much or too little medication or takes different types of medicine that should not be used at the same time. The Shared Medication Record improves the safety and quality of medical treatment.
The Shared Medication Record also ensures that citizens and the health sector have access to correct and updated medical information.
Access for healthcare professionals
Doctors, nurses, dentists etc. use the Shared Medication Record either via their own IT systems (electronic patient record, electronic health record, practice system etc.) or via the Danish e-Health Portal sundhed.dk and fmk-online.dk
The local IT systems automatically synchronise your medical information with the Shared Medication Record. In that way, up-to-date medical information is always available to healthcare professionals treating patients and citizens.
Access for citizens
As a citizen you have access to your own information via sundhed.dk and fmk-online.dk
If you are having a consultation with your GP or if you are hospitalised, discharged or having an outpatient treatment in a hospital, the doctor can quickly and safely collect the correct medical information from the Shared Medication Record into the local IT systems and make sure that you get the correct treatment.
Responsibility for the Shared Medication Record
Statens Serum Institut and the Danish National e-Health Authority (NSI) are responsible for the operation and support of the Shared Medication Record.
The Shared Medication Record and the Medicine Profile
The Shared Medication Record was launched in 2007 to replace the Medicine Profile. The Medicine Profile was closed at the end of August 2014.
How to get access to the Shared Medication Record:
Log on by using your NemID via sundhed.dk or fmk-online.dk
- Order a digital signature from Nets-DanID
- Install your digital signature on your computer
- Log on via sundhed.dk or fmk-online.dk
- Select your certificate and enter the code
Log on via sundhed.dk. The pharmacy's local administrator creates users, please see the guideline at sundhed.dk:
Pharmacies' access to the Medicine Profile (in Danish only)