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Interoperability of Electronic Prescriptions Across Europe Becoming a Reality

Country Correspondent: Roosa Tikkanen

As of January this year, patients in Finland have been able to pick up their electronically issued drug prescriptions at an Estonian pharmacy, thanks to the new European Commission–funded eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure, which allows national eHealth services to exchange electronic prescriptions and patient summaries across country borders. By 2021, 22 E.U. member states will be able to exchange prescriptions and other health data through this service.

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