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Interoperability of Electronic Health Records in the EU

The European Commission has just released a study on the development of Interoperable Electronic Health Records (EHR) in EU Member States (as well as Norway and the UK).

The survey follows the adoption of the Commission Recommendation on an Electronic Health Record Exchange Format in 2019.

The data was gathered in the form of a survey that took place between August and December 2020. Respondents were national representatives of the eHealth Network and expert correspondents across the study countries.

The survey covered the following topics:

  • legal and regulatory context;
  • organisational level and financial investments;
  • security and access;
  • semantic interoperability;
  • technical interoperability;
  • the level of actual use of interoperable EHRs;
  • the use of EHR and big data for early warning and surveillance;
  • digital diagnosis of COVID-19.

More on the Commission Recommendation on a European Electronic Health Record exchange format


Interoperability of Electronic Health Records Final Report