Positive or negative at covid without having been tested: imbroglio of data between Si-Dep and medical file

Because of a computer bug, a hundred patients found a screening certificate that was not intended for them in their health space. The number of people concerned could be higher.


Patients receiving COVVID screening certificates when they were not tested: this is the imbroglio that the French health authorities have been trying to disentangle.

According to information from the world, more than a hundred French people have been surprised, in recent weeks, to discover in their online medical security files – the former “shared medical file” now known by Name of “My Health Space” – a COVVID screening certificate … without even having been sick or tested.

After being alerted by multiple reports, teams from the Directorate General of Health (DGS), the Health Insurance Fund (CNAM) but also of the public assistance-the Paris (AP-HP ) which manages Si-DEP, the computer system in which the COVIVS tests are recorded, are barely beginning to understand the reasons for this confusion.

For a few weeks, Si-DEP automatically sends “my health space” to tests for screening for patients tested. A way to keep the trace of a covid infection if necessary, while the long-term effects are real and still poorly known , but also to quickly abound a recently relaunched device:” my health space “, officially Set up by the government last February, is now automatically created for each insured and aims to serve as a digital health book by centralizing all the medical data of a patient.

Now it is here that the rub, since in several cases, Si-DEP sent the certificate to the bad person.

a computer problem

In more than half of the cases, this is a computer problem. When the social security number is not known to SI-DEP (because it was not informed by the laboratory at the time of the test, for example), the latter uses a health insurance tool Supposed to find the number thanks, in particular, to the names and date of birth of the person tested. Except that, poorly configured, this computer program sometimes fails.

He can for example be fooled by nearby homonymies and dates of birth, despicable on a person who has informed his marital name rather than his birth name, and would have an identical first name or close to a member of the family her husband-sex. The execution of the program can also buy on compound names, looking for example “Jean Martin” rather than “Jean-Michel Martin”. Sometimes the explanation is more prosaic: some errors are thus explained by a fault when entering the social security number at the time of the test.

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