‘European patient record gives citizens more control over their own data’

The aim of the European patient record is to give European citizens greater control over accessing and sharing their health data. It should also promote scientific research, innovation and policy. As soon as more details about the bill are known, the House of Representatives will be informed.

That is what the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers wrote in a letter to the House of Representatives.

European Commission presents legislative proposal for European Health Union

At the beginning of May, the European Commission presented a bill for a European electronic health record, also known as the European Health Data Space (EHDS). In this way, the executive board of the EU wants to give healthcare specialists access to anonymized medical data to research new treatments, vaccines and medicines.

Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, called the bill “a historic step forward towards digital healthcare in the EU”.

Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, also has high hopes for the EHDS. “The European Health Data Area will be a new start for the EU’s digital health policy, putting health data at the service of citizens and science.”

Kuipers: ‘There is no question of a European patient file or central repository’

The European Commission’s bill came as a big surprise to Judith Tielen and Queeny Rajkowski (both VVD). They believe that it “does not solve any urgent and major European problem”. The members of the House of Representatives, therefore, decided to submit a number of written questions to Minister Kuipers of Public Health. They wondered, among

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