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Survey:  How is the EEHRxF impacting your current digital health interoperability Use cases?

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We are thankful to all of you that have that have contributed to the understanding of how interoperability challenges have been and are being tackled today. We would be grateful if you would further help us understand what are the challenges you are encountering in applying the EEHRxF, when relevant, in your projects and initiatives by completing this short survey by June 20th.

Background to this survey:

With EHDS Regulation, now voted by the EU parliament, coming into force, the new EHR interoperability landscape which leverages on the European EHR exchange Format (EEHRxF) is likely to present the digital health ecosystem stakeholders with new and complex challenges.  

Notwithstanding the fact that the EEHRxF defined in Article 6 of the Regulation needs to be further defined and published in the form of implementable technical specifications, it is clear that It will include

  1. datasets containing electronic health data and defining structures for the content representation of clinical content and other parts of the electronic health record;
  2. coding systems and values to be used in datasets containing electronic health data and technical specifications for the exchange of electronic health data, including its content representation, standards and profiles.

While the implementing acts defining such implementable technical specifications are expected in 2026, adoption and preparation based on what is in place in the form of eHealth Network guidelines, MyHealth@EU interoperability assets and the ISO International Patient Summary standard needs to be now accelerated.

In previous consultations we explored how selected EC projects are leveraging interoperability of core data sets to deliver better continuity of care for patients, value to health systems, and grow data sets for reuse. Some projects are already using the EEHRxF, others plan to use it while some are working with supplementary data sets for specific use cases.

This short survey aims to capture how the EEHRxF is expected to impact current interoperability use cases, in terms of the most pursued benefits from using the EHRxF in the short, medium and long term and what are the major barriers to using the EEHRxF today.