The European Health Data Space

IPOL | Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies, European Parliament Policy Department studies, 2022

60 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2022

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J. Scott Marcus

Bruegel; European University Institute - Florence School of Regulation; The Japanese Institute of Global Communications (J.I. GLOCOM)

Bertin Martens

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Bruegel

Christophe Carugati

digital competition

Anne Bucher

Bruegel

Ilsa Godlovitch

WIK-Consult GmbH

Date Written: December 12, 2022

Abstract

This study for the European Parliament Policy Department examines the regulation for a European Health Data Space (EHDS), proposed by the European Commission in May 2022. The EHDS introduces mandatory rules for electronic health record to facilitate user access and portability of personal health data (primary use) and pooling of health data for research and policy purposes (secondary use), within and between EU Member States. The study discusses the legal and economic challenges to implement the proposed EHDS, including costs and incentives for health care providers and the interaction between EU and Member State level institutions. It recommends a number of improvements in the design of the EHDS.

Keywords: healthcare, health data, data protection, data-driven health services, primary use, secondary use

JEL Classification: I11, I18

Suggested Citation

Marcus, J. Scott and Martens, Bertin and Carugati, Christophe and Bucher, Anne and Godlovitch, Ilsa, The European Health Data Space (December 12, 2022). IPOL | Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies, European Parliament Policy Department studies, 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4300393 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4300393

J. Scott Marcus

Bruegel ( email )

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Belgium

European University Institute - Florence School of Regulation ( email )

Florence
Italy

The Japanese Institute of Global Communications (J.I. GLOCOM) ( email )

Japan

Bertin Martens (Contact Author)

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )

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Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Bruegel ( email )

Rue de la Charité 33
B-1210 Brussels Belgium, 1210
Belgium

Christophe Carugati

digital competition ( email )

1710 Av. de la République
La Roquette-Sur-Siagne, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06550
France

Anne Bucher

Bruegel

Ilsa Godlovitch

WIK-Consult GmbH

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