Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


Development of an eIDAS – openNCP Connector for cross border eHealth
CEF Telecom
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March 2018 to April 2019
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Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde

E.P.E. (Portugal)

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Last modified: 
April 2019


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 aims at developing, testing and delivering to the European Commission and the MSs a reference implementation of an eID connector, linking the national OpenNCP-based National Contact Point for eHealth (NCPeH) to the eIDAS node and the relevant attribute providers. Such reference implementation will be transferable to all national scenarios.
Connecting the national eIDAS Infrastructure to the national NCPeH will enable secure access to cross border eHealth Information Services (CBeHIS) such as: "Access to Patient Summaries" and "ePrescription Services".
The Action will pilot, in a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 environment, a cross-border health data exchange between five MSs. All the resulting eID solution components will be 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 eHealth DSI reference implementation.