How do I get my data as a patient in the Netherlands?

The below instructions apply to PKB users in the Netherlands only.

How can I use PKB to access my data?

More and more hospitals, general practices, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers are making your medical record available. Your privacy is essential, so the government imposes strict requirements on the suppliers of Personal Health Environments (PGO in Dutch). The MedMij foundation safeguards that privacy by only certifying PGOs such as PKB, that have proven to be safe for access to confidential data. If your care providers also meet the same strict requirements, you can retrieve your file with PKB.

After logging in, you will see the 'Update my record' button on on the home screen.

Clicking this button will take the you to MedMij, where you will be asked to select an action. In the below screenshot, the action available is Verzamelen (Collect). This will allow you to retrieve data from your healthcare provider into your PKB record.

You will be asked to select which healthcare provider you would like to retrieve data from. You can select from a list or use the search function. At the top of the list, you will be shown recently selected providers, in the Laatst gekozen zorgaanbieders section.

You will then be asked to select which data service you would like to access. In the below screenshot, the options are Huisartsgegevens (GP data) and Documenten (documents).

After selecting the data service, you will be taken to the DigiD portal, where you will be taken through a sequence of screens to login using your DigiD.

You will be able to login using either:

  • the DigiD app

  • an SMS check

  • with your physical ID

If you select the DigiD app, you will be asked to authenticate by entering the code displayed in the app.

To complete the pairing, scan the QR code displayed on screen with the DigiD app on your mobile phone.

You will then be asked to give permission to share your personal health information. To give permission, click 'Ja, ik geef toestemming' (Yes, I give permission).

You will then be taken to a screen whilst the data collection is set up, in four steps:

  • Authenticatie (Authentication)

  • Data ophalen (Retrieve data)

  • Data verwerken (Process data)

  • Data verzenden (Send data)

Once these four steps are complete, you will be shown the message 'Verzenden van uq gegevens succesvol' (Sending your data successfully).

You will then be taken back to your PKB record, where the data from the healthcare provider you selected will begin to flow into your record.

How will my data appear in PKB?



Test Results


Data from your health record that does not easily fit into PKB's data types may be sent in via a PDF document.