EU sets out plans to digitise health records across member statesBMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1133 (Published 05 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1133
- Rory Watson
The European Commission is looking to digitise all medical records in the European Union by 2025 to make it easier for individuals to access and share their personal data with medical professionals throughout the 27 member bloc, particularly when in another country.
In what is being termed the European Health Data Space, the raw data would also be available for scientific research, subject to strict conditions.
Presenting the plan, Stella Kyriakides, European commissioner for health and food safety, said, “It places the citizens at its centre, empowering them with full control over …