First XpanDH Webinar is available on YouTube

23 May 2023

European Electronic Health Record Exchange Format EEHRxF, what it is and why it Matters

We are pleased to share that our first webinar on 3 May 2023 titled ‘European Electronic Health Record Exchange Format EEHRxF, what it is and why it Matters’ successfully addressed crucial aspects of the European electronic health record exchange format (EEHRxF). With over 100 panellists, we were pleased to see a diverse range of viewpoints and questions that challenges our speakers! 

Renowned experts from various organizations shared their views of the impact of EEHRxF on healthcare delivery, its benefits for patients, healthcare providers, and the healthcare system, the challenges in its implementation and adoption, and the role of patients in utilizing and owning their health records. Here is a summary of the key insights and discussions from the event.  

Anderson Carmo from ISCTE skilfully guided the conversation, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the topics at hand. 

Our panellist included:  

  1. Kyriacos Hatzaras – European Commission – Programme Officer, EU Policies – DG CNECT 
  2. Marcello Melgara – eHealth Projects Programme Manager, ARIA SpA / eHMSEG Semantic Task Force – Semantic WG 
  3. Catherine Chronaki – Secretary General, HL7 Europe and Vice President for IMIA at European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) 

Overall, the webinar provided valuable insights into the impact, benefits, challenges, and patient empowerment aspects of EEHRxF. The discussions reinforced the need for continued collaboration, technological advancements, and policy support to further expand digital health through a pan-European EEHRxF-based ecosystem. You can watch the full recording here: ISCTE CVTT – European Electronic Health Record exchange Format EEHRxF, what it is and why it matters 

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