The ICT for Health Unit of Directorate-General Information Society and Media is in the process of drafting a Recommendation which outlines a set of recommended guidelines for good practice on eHealth interoperability. This draft Recommendation is submitted for informal public consultation.

European informal public consultation for a European eHealth interoperable Area

The overarching notion is of a European service space in which, and through which, European citizens and their designated health professionals can access the necessary health services.

The Recommendation is addressed to all the EU Member States, but it also has relevance for the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, and for the appropriate industries and stakeholder associations that work in the eHealth field.

While the Recommendation is considered especially relevant in a cross-border European context, it has, moreover, very obvious benefits for all European citizens and health professionals in the immediate district, local, and/or regional level where they live and work.

The unit welcomes all feedback on the current draft text, including any comments, suggestions for amendments and additions, criticism and queries. Suggestions on technical aspects in order to facilitate implementation by Member States would also be welcome.

The deadline for feedback for this informal consultation is September 10, 2007.

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