Guidelines on e-prescriptions dataset for electronic exchange under Cross-border Directive 2011/24/EU

On 18 November 2014, the eHealth Network adopted guidelines on ePrescriptions during its 6th meeting. The eHealth Network is the network of national responsible authorities on eHealth. Its establishment was provided by the Directive 2011/24/EU on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare.

The guidelines lay out the type of data needed to share prescriptions across borders. They also describe how the data should be transferred, provided the patient gives his or her consent to use the ePrescription service. The guidelines can be used by Member States on a voluntary basis.

Guidelines are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ehealth/docs/eprescription_guidelines_en.pdf