Green light for the secure exchange of health data in the EU.

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional agreement on the European Health Data Space (EHDS), a new regulation that will mark a before and after in the management and exchange of health data at the EU level. This historic milestone will allow citizens, medical professionals, researchers and innovators to access and use health data securely and efficiently for better healthcare, research and policy development.

The EHDS is based on a solid approach to data security and privacy. Health data will be subject to the strictest EU data protection rules, ensuring that it is only used for specific purposes and with the consent of citizens.

Next steps:

The provisional agreement must now be formally approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. Once this step is completed, the new regulation will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Final objective:

The European Health Data Space represents a crucial step towards a healthier and more resilient European Union. This initiative will allow us to harness the potential of health data to improve healthcare, boost research and innovation, and ultimately improve the quality of life of European citizens.