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eHealth Standards and Profiles in Action for Europe and Beyond

“eHealth Standards and Profiles in Action for Europe and Beyond” (eStandards) is a proposed coordination and support action to strengthen the standards and interoperability pillar of DAE2020, by alignment and wide adoption of standards in eHealth market for products and services, advance global competitiveness of the eHealth industry, and support seamless, trusted, and safer health care in our society.

Recognizing that this is a time for action, CEN/TC251, HL7, IHE, leading Standards and Profile Development Organizations (SDOs), join forces to create an active evidence-driven roadmap to drive eHealth interoperability in Europe and beyond. In their quest for alignment and consensus to advance timely informed care in quality and safety, SDOs have partnered with enablers and implementers (OFFIS, EuroRec, RAMIT, MEDIQ), end users (HOPE), Member States, Regions, and Competence Centers supporting large scale eHealth Deployments (Region of Lombardy (IT), NICTIZ (NL), SPMSS(PT)), and the industry (COCIR).

As a core group, partners are committed to activate their networks in Member States and internationally to influence the eHealth standards agenda in the use cases prioritized by the eHealth Network, starting with EU patient summary guideline and ePrescription. The eStandards proposal has received support letters from International SDOs namely ISO/TC215, IHTSDO, GS1, and IEEE11073, the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI), the French Association of Hospital Pharmacists (PHAST), Member States, and the eHealth Network.