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INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over the CEF Telecom legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.
Development of an eIDAS – openNCP Connector for cross border eHealth
CEF Telecom
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Implementation schedule: 
March 2018 to October 2019
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Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde

E.P.E. (Portugal)

Additional information: 
Last modified: 
August 2021


The CEF eID Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) allows citizens of one European country to use their national eIDs to securely access services provided in other European countries. CEF eID grants support the Member States (MSs) in the roll-out of the eIDAS Network and connection of online services to this network, making these services accessible across borders.

This Action developed, tested and delivered to the European Commission and the Member States a reference implementation of an eID connector, linking the national OpenNCP-based National Contact Point for eHealth (NCPeH) to the eIDAS node.

The eID connector was then localized in Portugal to demonstrate how the national eIDAS infrastructure can be connected to the national NCPeH to enable secure access to cross border eHealth Information Services (CBeHIS) such as: "Access to Patient Summaries" and "ePrescription Services".

eID solution components were made available as Open Source Software components to the eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure (eHealth DSI) and its National Contact Points for eHealth in order to incorporate them into the digital identification policies of the eHealth DSI reference implementation.