Overview of the national laws on electronic health records in the EU Member States

The study has two main goals. First, to provide an overview of the national laws on electronic health records within the EU Member States. Second, to assess the interaction of these national laws with the provision of cross-border eHealth services mentioned in Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare (2011/24/EU) Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) .

For each EU Member State (and Norway) a specific country report is available, containing the legal requirements applying to EHRs. These reports are not only focused on the current state of affairs, but also take into account potential future legislation. The national reports are used to perform a comparative analysis resulting in concrete recommendations, on a broad range of issues, for both national and EU actors.

Legal study on electronic health records

Final report and recommendationspdf(2 MB)

Country reports

Austriapdf(705 KB)Italypdf(635 KB)
Belgiumpdf(627 KB)Latviapdf(624 KB)
Bulgariapdf(892 KB)Lithuaniapdf(683 KB)
Croatiapdf(778 KB)Luxembourgpdf(574 KB)
Cypruspdf(750 KB)Maltapdf(649 KB)
Czech Republicpdf(494 KB)Netherlandspdf(701 KB)
Denmarkpdf(701 KB)Polandpdf(605 KB)
Estoniapdf(736 KB)Portugalpdf(679 KB)
Finlandpdf(550 KB)Romaniapdf(677 KB)
Francepdf(775 KB)Slovakiapdf(611 KB)
Germanypdf(782 KB)Sloveniapdf(593 KB)
Greecepdf(672 KB)Spainpdf(982 KB)
Hungarypdf(716 KB)Swedenpdf(643 KB)
Irelandpdf(582 KB)United Kingdompdf(2 MB)

Observer member:

Norwaypdf(999 KB)