European Electronic Health Record Exchange Format

The electronic health record exchange format will help citizens to quickly access and share their health data with healthcare professionals. For example, when consulting a specialist or receiving emergency treatment in another EU country. The European Commission issued a “Recommendation on a European electronic health record exchange format” (Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/243) which seeks to facilitate the cross-border interoperability of electronic health records in the EU. It does so by supporting EU countries in their efforts to ensure that citizens can securely access and exchange their health data wherever they are in the EU (European Commission, 2021).