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eHGI and Convergence. 21st March 2013. Directive on cross-border health. DIRECTIVE 2011/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare . Article 14: ehealth.

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ehgi and convergence

eHGI and Convergence

21st March 2013


Directive on cross-border health

DIRECTIVE 2011/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare

article 14 ehealth
Article 14: ehealth
  • The Union shall support and facilitate cooperation … among Member States with a voluntary network connecting national authorities responsible for eHealth designated by the Member States.
  • The objectives of the eHealth network shall be to:

(a) work towards delivering sustainable economic and social benefits of European eHealth

(b) draw up guidelines on:

(i) a non-exhaustive list of data that are to be included in patients’ summaries

(ii) effective methods for enabling the use of medical information for public health and research

(c) support Member States in developing common identification and authentication measures to facilitate transferability of data in cross-border healthcare

  • The Commission shall … adopt the necessary measures for the establishment, management and transparent functioning of this network
ehgi and ehealth network
eHGI and eHealth Network

eHealth Network of MS

Art. 14 Directive on Patients Rights (2011)

eHealth Governance Initiative

Semantic Network Project

eHealth EIF project

epSOS project

(Patient summary / ePrescription)


Interoperability Roadmap

STORK project

(eIdentification within eHealth domain)

wp interoperability standardization market
WP Interoperability, Standardization, Market

Paper on semantic and technical interoperability

Endorsed by the eHealth Network in October 2012

Next step:Policy paper due in May 2013

endorsed recommendations
Endorsed recommendations

Encourage greater cooperation between MSs

Encourage greater cooperation between national authorities and standardisation bodies

Enable the recommendation of standards and harmonised profiles based on selected use cases

Use purchasing power of public sector as enabler

endorsed recommendations1
Endorsed recommendations

Foster data portability

For patients

For healthcare providers

Link and harmonise coding systems

Facilitate access to existing standards and medical vocabularies

Stimulate usability engineering for structured and encoded data

Consider incentivisation of healthcare providers