The exponential growth of electronic communication and exchange of medical data has changed and will continue to change the course of medicine in a wide variety of ways. The possibility of speed and long-distance communication means information (including confidential information) can pass very swiftly from country to country. André den Exter explores the way in which eHealth and mHealth interact with EU law on cross-border relationships; considering the use of electronic prescriptions; cross-border access to electronic records; and deployment of apps dealing with medicine and lifestyle choices.
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