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Karl, a resident from country A goes to the hospital in his home country to be examined by a doctor (1). The doctor discovers that Karl suffers from an illness and now needs continuous medication. Consequently, the doctor updates Karl’s medical record in the Health Information System (2) using his national digital ID for authentication. At the same time, the doctor issues an ePrescription and stores it in the ePrescription Information System again using his national digital ID (3). The prescription does not include a specific name of a medication; however, it consists of a list of the needed medicine. Karl has access to his medical records and the issued ePrescriptions via the patient portal (4).
When Karl moves to country B for a temporary job (5), he goes to a pharmacy to get his medicine (6). When visiting the pharmacy, he gives consent to the pharmacy in country B to retrieve the particular ePrescription (6.1). As soon as Karl’s identification is validated via his national digital ID, the pharmacist triggers the request for the ePrescription from country A through the pharmacy portal (7). The pharmacist has to authenticate himself with his national digital ID to access the pharmacy portal. According to the request from country B, the ePrescription Information System provides the approved prescription to the pharmacy via the pharmacy portal (7.1).
The pharmacist searches for available medication according to the list of ingredients listed in the received ePrescription. In the case of different suitable medicines with the same ingredients, Karl is asked to decide which drug suits him most on the base of the pharmacist’s consultation. The pharmacist dispenses the medical products (8) to Karl. Afterward, the pharmacist generates an eDispensation document, which will be automatically transferred to the ePrescription Information System in country A (8.1).
The secure transport protocol facilitates safe and secure cross-border transmission of the medical data. In addition, the secure data exchange infrastructure connects different systems in the medical environment on national level. Common vocabulary and cross-border standards are used to map the medical data (e.g. ingredients of drugs) between the Member States.