Articles of the European Health Data Space (EHDS), Article 13, Supplementary cross-border digital health services and infrastructures



Article 13, Supplementary cross-border digital health services and infrastructures, Articles of the European Health Data Space (EHDS), (Proposal_3.5.2022)

1. Member States may provide through MyHealth@EU supplementary services that facilitate telemedicine, mobile health, access by natural persons to their translated health data, exchange or verification of health-related certificates, including vaccination card services supporting public health and public health monitoring or digital health systems, services and interoperable applications, with a view to achieving a high level of trust and security, enhancing continuity of care and ensuring access to safe and high-quality healthcare. The Commission shall, by means of implementing acts, set out the technical aspects of such provision. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 68(2).


2. The Commission and Member States may facilitate the exchange of electronic health data with other infrastructures, such as the Clinical Patient Management System or other services or infrastructures in the health, care or social security fields which may become authorised participants to MyHealth@EU. The Commission shall, by means of implementing acts, set out the technical aspects of such exchanges. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 68(2). The connection of another infrastructure to the central platform for digital health shall be subject to a decision of the joint controllership group for MyHealth@EU referred to in Article 66.


3. Member States and the Commission shall seek to ensure interoperability of MyHealth@EU with technological systems established at international level for the exchange of electronic health data. The Commission may adopt an implementing act establishing that a national contact point of a third country or a system established at an international level is compliant with requirements of MyHealth@EU for the purposes of the electronic health data exchange. Before adopting such an implementing act, a compliance check of the national contact point of the third country or of the system established at an international level shall be performed under the control of the Commission.

The implementing acts referred to in the first subparagraph of this paragraph shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 68. The connection of the national contact point of the third country or of the system established at an international level to the central platform for digital health, as well as the decision to be disconnected shall be subject to a decision of the joint controllership group for MyHealth@EU referred to in Article 66.

The Commission shall make the list of implementing acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph publicly available.