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Session 3 | Using and re-using real-world data: Options for interoperability

DAY 1 | 28 November 2022 | 15:30 CET (GMT +01:00)

2022 sympo session 3

With the support of Medcom, Denmark.

📝 Session abstract

The Electronic Health Records (EHR) market is far from being ready to allow the re-use of patients’ data for purposes other than care (i.e. the “only once” strategy). Chapter 3 of the European Commission proposal for the European Health Data Space lays out the legal foundations for electronic health records to comply with the future European Electronic Health Record Exchange Format (EEHRxF) standards.
This session will build on earlier work done by the X-eHealth project. It will report on the state-of-play with national and regional electronic health records systems, and will explore what it takes for these instrumental digital health building blocks to comply with these legal provisions. It will also reflect on the governance to be put in place to enforce the implementation of these standards as well as expand them to additional use cases. The session will furthermore take a look at the market side of things.

Moderated by Janne Rasmussen, Medcom, Denmark.


🗣️ Speakers


Implementing the EEHRxF – opportunities and challenges from a Member State’s perspective

Gaby Wildenbos, NICTIZ, Netherlands

This presentation will provide an indication of the next steps in implementing the EEHRxF. This is done from the perspective, experience, and current policies and regulations of the Netherlands. Opportunities relating to the EEHRxF for the Dutch situation will be discussed. The presentation focuses on key challenges, such as a decentralised infrastructure, in taking the next steps towards the EEHRxF in light of the EHDS.

Interoperability: a hospital perspective

Terje Peetso, North-Estonia Medical Centre, Estonia


The North Estonia Medical Center is preparing for the procurement of a new up-to-date EHR. What should be considered from our own experience, what can we learn from other’s experience, how to work together to bring health data managment into 21st century and to overcome the main obstacles.


The need for a testing continuum to ensure adoption of the EEHRxF and the certification of EHR systems in Europe

Alexander Berler, IHE Europe

This presentation will briefly present several aspects of testing and certification. It will discuss the current existing testing governance and tools for the MyHealth@EU; propose some ideas on how to move from testing to certification; and emphasize the need for an open testing strategy and ecosystem to facilitate the adoption of the EEHRxF specification into existing products and solutions, while enabling the necessary ISO 17025 process to allow certification of EHRs across Europe in the context of the EHDS upcoming regulation. Some examples and best practices will be presented.



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