Within the framework of the European eHealth Network, of which Cyprus is a member, and in order to comply with Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, it was decided to create a common platform for the exchange of patients’ medical information between EU Member States.
Healthcare is very important for EU citizens. Many European citizens also travel, work or study in other EU countries.
It is reassuring that in case of illness or need for emergency healthcare during a stay in another EU country, electronic cross-border health services – e-prescriptions and summary health histories – will be available in European countries, under the brand “MyHealth@-EU/MyHealth@EU”, to protect and support travellers (source: MyHealth@EU).
These services allow European citizens to benefit from healthcare in their country of travel in the same way they benefit in their country of residence – through a new digital communication channel. This secure channel enables National eHealth Services to connect and exchange patients’ health data quickly, efficiently and securely (source: MyHealth@EU).