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Extension phase services

In the extended project phase, which started in 2011, the epSOS project team consolidates, scales up and operationalizes the services for ID management, security, semantics and standards. Additionally to the two core epSOS services Patient Summary and ePrescription services like the patient access to their data, the Medication Related Overview (MRO), the Healthcare Encounter Report (HCER), the integration of the 112 emergency services and the integration of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) processes were analyzed and will be tested - if feasible.

Patient access to data

It is planned to provide patients with access to their existing Patient Summaries generated and kept in other countries (different from the home country) with or without the presence of a health professional at the PoC or elsewhere.

The patient access use case was found feasible for testing and is currently being prepared by the countries to start piloting the service.

Medication Realted Overview

The MRO is a document for informational purposes only that supports all possible information that might be needed in the process of prescribing, dispensing (and possibly even administering) medication to the patient in a foreign country.

The absolute minimum set of medical information in the MRO consists of all the coded prescriptions and medication dispenses available in country A. Other useful information for the medication process, such as allergies and intolerances, are in the extended data set of the MRO.

The MRO use case was found feasible for testing and is currently being prepared by the countries to start piloting the service.

Healthcare Encounter Report

The HCER service aims to inform the Country of Affiliation after a Patient Summary has been requested of the healthcare event that took place abroad. Informing the Country of Affiliation about a healthcare encounter in the Country of Treatment, of course, is done with the consent of the patient only.

The patient access use case was found feasible for testing and is currently being prepared by the countries to start piloting the service.

Integration of the European Health Insurance Card

In its second phase, epSOS analyzed and assessed whether, and how to use the EHIC identification data not only for submitting reimbursement requests, but also for identifying the patient, thus benefiting the users by simplifying the administrative process.

The EHIC use case was not found feasible for testing and is therefore excluded from the epSOS piloting phase.

Integration of 112 services

In 1991, the European Union established 112 as the universal emergency number for all its Member States. This number provides free 24/7 access to emergency services in all EU and EEA countries. Many neighbouring countries have, or will implement 112 as well (Ukraine, Balkan Countries, Turkey, Russia, etc.).

In this context, epSOS assessed how 112 emergency services can be included in the epSOS Services. The aim was to allow European emergency services (112), and in particular the Emergency Medical Services, to securely and legally access Patient Summary data in order to improve the quality of care provided in the event their services are required. In this aspect the  European Emergency Number Association serves as a neutral discussion platform for emergency services, industry and informed citizens with the aim of establishing efficient, interoperable and harmonized emergency telecommunications in accordance with the requirements of the citizens.

The 112 use case was not found feasible for testing and is therefore excluded from the epSOS piloting phase.