X-eHealth intends to contribute to the Digital Single Market Strategy of the European Commission. The Digital Single Market in Europe is based on three pillars:
X-eHealth project aims to lay the foundations to advance the integration process of the eHealth services features into the already in place European Cross Border Patient Summary. The key goals are to:
- Improve the healthcare quality and safety for citizens by allowing them to access and manage their electronic health record from any place in the EU;
- Contribute to standardisation and harmonisation of eHealth services in the EU by setting European agreements on diverse levels of interoperability;
- Contribute to defragmentation of European services;
- Facilitate interaction between patients and healthcare providers, to support prevention and citizen empowerment.
Aimed at promoting a faster and sustainable EU digital transformation, this Cooperative and Support Action is made up of 8 Work Package in which 4 exclusively focus on technical-functional activities (WP4 to WP7). From Generic Aspects to System Architecture and Integration, passing by Functional and Technical Specifications, X-eHealth objective is to move towards a uniform interoperable data-sharing format framework. In addition, to enhance EU’s public health state of play, WP1 and WP8 are responsible for implementation studies, practicality and continuity of eHealth interoperability development.
On this basis and building upon the already in place Patient Summary, X-eHealth purpose is to develop the foundations for a common framework for medical imaging, discharge letters, laboratory results and rare diseases to flow both alongside citizens care pathway and across health entities between EU Member States and Neighbour Countries. Focus on cross-border services, this consortium aims to advance an interoperable Common European Health Data Space for citizens and health providers engagement in accordance with privacy and cybersecurity regulations.