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Driving eHealth from promise to reality

May 9, 2014

Health EU – Recent eHealth policy in the European Union is gradually shifting from high hopes and promises to concrete reality, with the eHealth Network beginning to tackle the real issues on the long road toward cross border interoperability in the exchange of health data.

A major step forward was last November’s adoption of “Guidelines on a Minimum Patient Summary Dataset for Electronic Exchange”. This guideline goes far beyond an agreement on a minimum dataset. It exhaustively identifies the organisational, technical and legal prerequisites which have to be met before a single set of health data will actually be…

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