A physician providing primary care.
The Healthcare Encounter Report is designed to offer a health professional in Country B flexibility to record a wide range of medical information, enough to cover the most basic healthcare encounters with the purpose to inform Country A of a healthcare event of a patient in Country B.
‘health professional’ means a doctor of medicine, a nurse responsible for general care, a dental practitioner, a midwife or a pharmacist within the meaning of Directive 2005/36/EC, or another professional exercising activities in the healthcare sector which are restricted to a regulated profession as defined in Article 3(1)(a) of Directive 2005/36/EC, or a person considered to be a health professional according to the legislation of the Member State of treatment.
Health system interoperability means the ability, facilitated by ICT applications and systems to exchange, understand and act on citizens/patient and other health related information and knowledge among linguistically and culturally disparate clinicians, patients and other actors and organizations within and across health system jurisdictions in a collaborative manner.
‘Healthcare provider’ means any natural or legal person or any other entity legally providing healthcare on the territory of a Member State.
Healthcare Provider Organisations are associations, or federations of healthcare providers, that search a benefit from coordinating or associating among them. Health services provider organisations can include GP practices, general hospitals, specialised hospitals, teaching and university hospitals, social care organisations, and so on.
HPRO is an EC project financed under the EU Employment and Social Solidarity Programme. It is tasked with the elaboration of an EU health professional card, facilitating their mobility across Europe.
Within epSOS it is envisaged as incorporating all necessary policies and safeguards for the appropriate use of personal data, needed to ensure that personal health information is dealt with legally, securely and to the greatest possible benefit to the epSOS patient in epSOS use cases.