European Electronic Health Record Exchange Format (cepPolicyBrief to EU Recommendation)


A voluntary exchange format for electronic health records should facilitate cross-border healthcare in the EU. The EU Commission has drawn up a recommendation to this end.


From the point of view of cep, the European exchange format strengthens the fundamental freedoms of EU citizens in the area of cross-border healthcare by providing data in the language of the relevant country. It may also support the introduction of interoperable electronic health records at national level. It does not restrict the Member States' protected freedom of discretion regarding the organisation of the healthcare sector.