Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy
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Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy

Edited by Tamara K. Hervey, Calum A. Young and Louise E. Bishop

The steady expansion of the European Union’s involvement in health over the past 20 years has been accelerated by recent events. This handbook offers an up-to-date analytical overview of the most important topics in EU health law and policy. It outlines, as far as possible, the direction of travel for each topic and suggests research agenda(s) for the future.
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Chapter 10: eHealth law: the final frontier?

André den Exter

Abstract

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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