X-eHealth – eXchanging electronic Health Records in a commom framework

01/09/2020 – 31/08/2022

About the project

X-eHealth’s project stands herein for a project of strategic relevance for tomorrow’s European eHealth Union. Assembling at the time of this proposal submission a shared commitment of 47 health actors, the underlying idea of this project is to develop the basis for a workable, interoperable, secure and cross border Electronic Health Record exchange Format in order to lay the foundation for the advance of eHealth sector while using the 3 pillars put forward by the EC as reference.

Aimed at promoting a faster and sustainable EU digital transformation, this Cooperative and Support Action is made up of 8 Work Package in which 4 exclusively focus on technical-functional activities (WP4 to WP7). From Generic Aspects to System Architecture and Integration, passing by Functional and Technical Specifications, X-eHealth objective is to move towards a uniform interoperable data-sharing format framework. In addition, to enhance EU’s public health state of play, WP1 and WP8 are responsible for implementation studies, practicality and continuity of eHealth interoperability development.

On this basis and building upon the already in place Patient Summary, X-eHealth purpose is to develop the foundations for a common framework for medical imaging, discharge letters, laboratory results and rare diseases to flow both alongside citizens care pathway and across health entities between EU Member States and Neighbour Countries. Focus on cross-border services, this consortium aims to advance an interoperable Common European Health Data Space for citizens and health providers engagement in accordance with privacy and cybersecurity regulations. To achieve this end, X-eHealth gathers 36 consortium partners plus 5 collaborative partners and 6 eHealth skilled experts, eager to develop the abovementioned 4 domains, and distinguished by policy and political actors mixed with national competent authorities to indeed concretely plan, implement and maintain national eHealth infrastructures.


Consortium leader: SPMS – Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, EPE (Portugal)

Role of HSMTC: Consortium member

Consortium members:

  • ATNA – Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz (Austria)
  • GÖG Austrian National Public Health Institute  in German; Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (Austria)
  • FPS Health BeFPS Health Belgium (Belgium)
  • IHE – EURIHE-Europe (Belgium)
  • HL7 EuropeHL7 International Foundation Europe (Belgium)
  • NEN – Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut (The Netherlands)
  • HZZO – Hrvatski zavod za zdravstveno osiguranje  (Croatia)
  • UCY – University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
  • MZCR/NCEZ – National eHealth Centre, Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
  • Kraj Vysočina – Vysočina Region (Czech Republic)
  • MSAE/MoSA – Ministry of Social Affairs/Health and Welfare Information Systems‘ Centre (Estonia)
  • ANS – Agence du Numérique en Santé (France)
  • MoH-FR – Ministry of Solidarity and health (France)
  • DIMDIGerman Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (Germany)
  • GEMATIK – gematik GmbH (Germany)
  • TMF – Technology, Methods, and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research (Germany)
  • MoH-GRHellenic Ministry of Health (Greece) 
  • AEEK/NHSCÁllami Egészségügyi Ellátó Központ (Hungary)
  • DoH-IEDepartment of Health (Ireland)
  • AgID Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale (Italy)
  • ARIAARIA S.p.A. – Azienda Regionale per l’Innovazione e gli Acquisti (Italy)
  • REGLOMBRegione Lombardia (Italy)
  • INT – Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori (Italy)
  • NVD – National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia (Latvia)
  • SAM/MoH-LT – Ministry of Health of The Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)
  • NICTIZ – Nationaal ICT Instituut in de Zorg (The Netherlands)
  • NCZI – National Health Information Centre (Slovakia)
  • NIJZ – Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje (Slovenia)
  • Equalis AB – Equalis AB (Sweden)
  • SEHA/eH. Ag. – Swedish eHealth Agency (E-hälsomyndigheten), Sweden
  • INSERM – French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (France)

HSMTC contact

Name: Márton Kis
Phone: +36 1 488 7635
E-mail: kis.marton@emk.semmelweis.hu