eHealth

Welcome to the eHealth Pilot

Adapting or extending existing eHealth Services using eID for patients and healthcare professionals

 

This pilot in the health sector is based on the assumption that requirements for an electronic identification in eHealth are very equal to those in eGovernment. The use cases of patients’ cross-border access to their personal health data are fully compliant with the recent EU Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare as well as to the Data Protection Directive, which generally constitutes the right for individuals to have access to their personal health data. Thus, this pilot leverages the existing STORK infrastructure to be used in an area with the highest data protection requirements.

STORK 2.0 integrated services

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  • Preconditions for using the service:
  • You must have a foreign eID.
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  • Preconditions for using the service:
  • Internet connection
  • Smartcard reader
  • Card or OTP (only for Austrian citizen)
     

 

Before accessing a service, you should read the service walkthrough and check that you have the required prerequisites - in particular, make sure that your home country is among those served.

USE CASES

Patient access to electronic health records (EHRs)

The eHealth pilot ensures easy and secure access to medical documentation in foreign countries. Without any interference, citizens can access their health data, authenticating themselves with their domestic eID at a foreign service.

Representative access to electronic health records

This Use Case enhances the Use Case above by enabling mandated access to third parties, like family members or Health Care Professionals (HCPs) through the use of eID authentication credentials.

Health care professional identification via STORK attributes

In this Use Case STORK authentication service solution enables identification of HCPs by providing attributes which indicate the individual’s healthcare-related profession.

Goals of the pilot

The pilot is aimed at:


  • Allowing online cross border authentication to patients and duly delegated representatives using an eID credential.
  • Enhancing conventional identification processes like in epSOS. Healthcare Professionals and patients can access Electronic Health Records regardless of their location through eID authentication.

User Groups

The user groups are composed of patients, mandated family members (natural persons), delegated access by HCPs, and delegated access by professional representatives with a valid eID provided by Member States and with patient data stored within the infrastructure of piloting Member States.

Benefits

The pilot is expected to:


  • Make the use of eID identification and authentication in the eHealth sector a common practice.
  • Support HCPs in cross-border access to patients' medical data

Partners

ARGE-STORK, Austria | Service Publique Federal Technologie De L'information Et De La Communication, Belgium | HealthConnect CBVA, Belgium | Lombardia Informatica, Italy | Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia | Stockholm University, Sweden | Berner Fachhochschule, Switzerland | TURKSAT, Turkey | Cabinet Office, United Kingdom | Yorkshire Authentication Provision Ltd, United Kingdom

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