The Ministry of Health has recognized the work done by Navara to join the European Union’s Clinical Information Interoperability Service, with which there are now ten autonomous communities following the European Clinical History.
Thus, Navarra joins Andalusia, Catalonia, Castilla y León, Aragón, the Canary Islands, the Valencian Community, Extremadura, the Community of Madrid, and the Basque Country when it comes to service delivery.
According to the Ministry of Health, this service is necessary so that clinical data is available for people traveling, to provide high-quality health care and clinical security when needed.
Following their incorporation, health professionals can consult the ‘Patient Summary’ (summary of clinical history) of citizens of Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, and Malta.
In addition, health professionals from these countries, as well as France, will be able to access patient summaries of Navarrese citizens who visit their health centers.
The implementation of these services requires the Ministry of Health to coordinate with the health departments of the autonomous communities and the responsible departments of the European Commission.
In November 2020, it has also been necessary to sign a formal agreement between Spain and the member states of the European Union, which allows the states to observe cross-border services and to set up each country’s service node that manages information flows. Facilitates and orders both medical records and electronic prescriptions within the EU.
In addition, Spain participates, through the Ministry of Health, in the European Electronic Prescription Interoperability Project, through the Mi [email protected] service, which allows a drug prescribed by an electronic prescription by a health professional in its country of origin, to be distributed. Can be done at any pharmacy in any other EU country.