EU to make access to health data easier

03/05/2022 | European Commission

The European Commission intends to improve access to medical data for patients, healthcare professionals, regulators and researchers in order to improve diagnosis and treatments while at the same time reducing unnecessary medical tests and prescriptions. The proposal describes how patient data and health records will be combined and made available through free online databases that are governed by stringent privacy rules. The IAPP recently reported on the European Health Data Space Regulation draft proposal. Additional commentary in EURACTIV.

This summary article has been updated from the earlier Reuters report.

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