About this initiative


This proposal will make some recommendations on how electronic health records can be accessed and shared more easily in every EU member country.

This will make it easier for patients, health professionals or other authorised parties to use health data from different records across the EU – for example, to avoid having to repeat medical tests that have already been carried out in one country.

Digital economy and society
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22 November 2018 - 20 December 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Bundesvertretung der Medizinstudierenden in Deutschland e.V. (bvmd) (Germany)
    20 Dezember 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Bundesvertretung der Medizinstudierenden in Deutschland e.V. (bvmd) (Germany)

    Vorwort: Die Bundesvertretung der Medizinstudierenden in Deutschland e.V. (bvmd) ist die Vertretung der 38 Fachschaften medizinischer Studiengänge. In verschiedenen AGs organisiert / koordiniert sie zahlreiche Projekte von Studierenden und ist für den Austausch von über 400 Medizinstudierenden pro Jahr verantwortlich. Die Mitglieder aus den Fakultäten treffen dreimal im Jahr auf Versammlungen zusammen, bei denen sie gemeinsam Positionen zur...

  • EHTEL (Belgium)
    20 December 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    EHTEL (Belgium)

    (EHTEL) Towards an incremental approach to let citizens master the access to and the use of their health data via Interoperable EHRs EHTEL members welcome the recent initiative of the European Commission towards a 'Recommendation to establish a format for a European EHR Exchange'. Or response is guided by the three predefined aims of the reommendation, 1) [strategies] EHTEL encourages EU based coordination and support for national...

  • Anonymous (Belgium)
    20 december 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Belgium)

    Beste Ik zou willen aanbevelen om de medische data in het Europese EHR zoveel mogelijk te structureren. Snomed CT is hier, naar mijn mening, de beste keuze voor. Enkele voordelen: - zeer gedetailleerde registratie mogelijk - compacte notatie dankzij Snomed CT expressions (zorgt voor zeer kleine bestanden om uit te wisselen) - universele registratie welke kan worden omgezet in iedere beschikbare taal - ... Om de acceptatie en adoptie van het...

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