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European health data space proposal launched
  1. Stephanie Kohl
  1. Policy & Advocacy, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Brussels, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Stephanie Kohl, Policy & Advocacy, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, 1200 Brussels, Belgium; Stephanie.Kohl{at}

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On 3 May 2022, the European Commission published the proposal for the European Health Data Space (EHDS) that seeks to revolutionise healthcare provision in Europe by empowering people to control and use their health data, fostering a genuine single market for digital health services and offering a consistent, trustworthy and efficient framework to use health data for research, innovation, policy-making and regulatory activities, while ensuring full compliance with the EU’s high data protection standards.

The EHDS is a building block for a strong European Health Union and it interlinks with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Governance Act and the Data Act. For healthcare professionals, …

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