Skip to main content

Sending and Retrieving e-Prescriptions across Europe: Lessons Learned

  • Conference paper

Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE,volume 45)

Abstract

European e-health initiatives tend to improve patient safety by reducing the frequency of medical errors and by providing quick access to medical documentation. In situations of unplanned care or emergency these may even represent lifesaving information and reduce the repetition of diagnostic procedures. Providing this kind of services in the cross-border settings poses an even greater challenge. This paper presents an experience report on Croatia’s implementation, interoperability testing and preparations of the e-Prescription pilot service for sending and retrieving electronic prescriptions between Croatia and different European countries. Already implemented national e-health projects and strategic decisions put in action have made this innovative project’s efforts valuable, along with the international support of developing the open source solution for establishing the National Contact Point for these e-health services.

Keywords

  • European patients
  • smart open services
  • ehealth
  • e-prescriptions
  • medication dispensation

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11128-5_178
  • Chapter length: 4 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   309.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-11128-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Tatjana Prenđa Trupec .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland

About this paper

Cite this paper

Trupec, T.P., Ljubi, I., Belani, H. (2015). Sending and Retrieving e-Prescriptions across Europe: Lessons Learned. In: Lacković, I., Vasic, D. (eds) 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 45. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11128-5_178

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11128-5_178

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Cham

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-319-11127-8

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-319-11128-5

  • eBook Packages: EngineeringEngineering (R0)