Sesali (European e-Health Service)

Integrate Sesali into your health software to access European patients’ medical data

What is Sesali ?

Sesali (Service Européen de SAnté en LIgne, or European e-Health Service) sets out the foundation for the continuity of healthcare across Europe. The service enables French health professionals to access the medical summary of any EU patient in a secure, structured way – and in their own language.

One of the main goals of this initiative is to increase the free circulation of patients, health professionals and health data in the European Union, as set out in the EU Directive on cross-border healthcare.

This service is an answer to the EU’s wish to guarantee the best possible treatment for patients residing in the EU, beyond the borders of their country of residence, while respecting the GDPR guidelines.

There are 2 ways to log into the Sesali service:

  • Via the website using your Pro Santé Connect identifiers to log in;
  • On the Sesali API platform: this platform enables you to connect your health software directly to Sesali in order to request cross-border data.

The eHealth agency is actively working towards expending the Sesali network. We are here to guide you through the steps you need to follow to integrate the service into your software developments.

Discover and use the Sesali API

Integrating the API Sesali enables your software to access European patients’ health data.

The service sends out a request for cross-border data collection to obtain the European equivalent of a patient’s medical summary. It consists of information important to the patient’s care, including:

  • Allergies and undesirable side effects to medication
  • Ongoing conditions and treatments;
  • Past treatments history;
  • Pre-existing medical condition or surgical history;
  • Vaccination summary.

Your digital solution must meet end-to-end interoperability criteria, from the source data of the patient to your professional software (IHE XCP transactions, XCA, CDA R2 N1 and N3 files, SAML token).

Healthcare workers may log into Sesalia using their own software, without having to log in again on a web portal. Please note that in order to do install Sesali via the API platform,you must already have integrated Pro Santé Connect into your system.

Sesali in numbers

37 % The share of active EU member states connected to Sesali in 2023. The aim is to connect 60% of member states to the service by 2025

+ 5 millions European patients are eligible to the service

+ 600000 health care professionals are eligible to using Sesali, using their CPS or eCPS identification card

Step-by-step overview to integrate Sesali

6 steps to connect to Sesali

Step 1

Request access to the Sesali Preproduction API

Step 2

Read the technical documentation for preproduction, sent by our team (see Documentation, below)

Step 3

Install the API on your preproduction system and start testing it.

Step 4

When ready, request access to the Sesali Production API.

Step 5

Deploy the API into your production system.

Step 6

Request to be listed as a Sesali API-compatible solution.

Key service dates

July 2021

The service opens: 4 countries are connected to France (Croatia, Malta, Czech Republic, Portugal)

July 2022

3 new countries connect to Sesali : Spain, Estonia, Luxembourg.

October 2022

The Sesali API is released


Démonstration de Sésali, le Service européen de santé en ligne

[webinaire ANS] L’espace européen de données de santé - cadre général et calendrier - 6 octobre 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions

The ANS answers the most common questions about Sesali

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The service is only available for foreign patients that meet the following criteria:

  • the patient must come from an EU country providing the Sesali service;
  • the patient must have activated the service (depending on their country);
  • the patient must have a medical summary in file in their country’s systems.

The list of eligible nationalities is available on the homepage.

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Access to the service may be restricted for the following reasons:

  • you do not specialise in occupational medicine
  • you work for a private insurance company
  • you no longer practise
  • your CPS card has expired or been revoked
  • your web browser is not compatible
  • you are using a mobile appliance (smartphone or tablet)
  • you are not included in the following list of health professionals:
    • general practitioners and specialists (radiologists, biologists, independent, employee, Samu-Emergencies-C.15, interns)
    • biological pharmacists and interns
    • pharmacists in dispensaries or hospitals
    • dental surgeon, interns
    • midwives
    • nurses
    • physical therapist
    • pedicure-podiatrists
    • speech therapists
    • ergotherapists, psychomotor specialists, orthopists, dieticians
    • medical radiologists

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