Study on the Legal Framework for Interoperable eHealth in Europe

Study on the Legal Framework for Interoperable eHealth in Europe
The objective of the study is to identify and analyse the legal and regulatory framework for electronic health services in the EU Member States and for cross-border services when provided via eHealth applications, in particular in the areas of electronic health records, telemedicine and e-prescription. This report contains the analysis and assessment of the information collected in the Member States and draws some conclusions and recommendations.

To conduct the study the author relied on a network of national legal experts in the 27 Member States. The correspondents are recognized legal experts in the field of this Study themselves but they also contacted the key stakeholders in their country in order to collect all recent information to draft a reliable country profile on the legal status, plans and trends in the field of eHealth of the Member State. Between May and August 2008 these national experts wrote their national country profile on the basis of a common template. All country profiles were subsequently submitted for review and comments to the national representatives of the i2010 subgroup on eHealth.6 The country reports are available on the European Commission's eHealth portal website.

The underlying this study report contains an analysis and assessment of the information provided in the national reports. Starting from the information collected in the Member States, the main objective is to contribute to a better insight into the legal framework for eHealth in Europe.

Download Study on the Legal Framework for Interoperable eHealth in Europe (.pdf, 710 KB).

Download from eHealthNews.EU Portal's mirror: Study on the Legal Framework for Interoperable eHealth in Europe (.pdf, 710 KB).

For further information:
ICT for Health
European Commission - Information society and Media DG
Office: BU31 06/73 B-1049 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 296 41 94
Fax: +32 2 296 01 81
http://europa.eu/information_society/eHealth

Most Popular Now

AI can Help Improve Emergency Room Admis…

Generative artificial intelligence (AI), such as GPT-4, can help predict whether an emergency room patient needs to be admitted to the hospital even with only minimal training on a limited...

Philips ePatch and AI Analytics Platform…

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced the successful nationwide rollout of its ambulatory cardiac monitoring service in Spain using its unique wearable ePatch...

Comprehensive Bibliographic Dataset Adva…

A groundbreaking study published in Health Data Science, a Science Partner Journal, introduces a curated bibliographic dataset that aims to revolutionize the landscape of Health Artificial Intelligence (AI) research. Led...

New AI Algorithm may Improve Autoimmune …

A new advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm may lead to better - and earlier - predictions and novel therapies for autoimmune diseases, which involve the immune system mistakenly attacking their...

AI Health Coach Lowers Blood Pressure an…

A new study in JMIR Cardio, published by JMIR Publications, shows that a fully digital, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven lifestyle coaching program can effectively reduce blood pressure (BP) in adults with...

Will Generative AI Change the Way Univer…

Since the launch of ChatGPT 3 in November 2022, we've been abuzz with talk of artificial intelligence: is it an unprecedented opportunity, or will it rob everyone of jobs and...

New Deep Learning Model is 'Game Ch…

Research led by the University of Plymouth has shown that a new deep learning AI model can identify what happens and when during embryonic development, from video. Published in the Journal...

Huge NHS Cloud Deals Mean Tough Question…

Opinion Article by Chris Scarisbrick, Deputy Managing Director, Sectra. The largest public cloud projects to ever take place within the NHS are beginning. Regional procurements for public cloud hosted diagnostic imaging...

AI Tech should Augment Physician Decisio…

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical health care has the potential to transform health care delivery but it should not replace physician decision-making, says the American College of...

A Three-Point Plan for Digital Delivery

Sam Shah has seen health tech policy up-close and worries that little progress has been made over the past five-years. However, he has a plan for any health and social...

Facial Thermal Imaging + AI Accurately P…

A combination of facial thermal imaging and artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately predict the presence of coronary artery disease, finds research published in the open access journal BMJ Health &...

New AI Algorithm Detects Rare Epileptic …

More than 3.4 million people in the US and 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy, a neurological disorder that affects the nervous system and causes seizures. One in 26 people...