Moving the cross-border services agenda forward

10.00-13.00 | Hall: MC3.4


Moving the cross-border services agenda forward


Workshop Programme

Chair: Dimitrios Katehakis


Welcome and Introduction to the workshop, Dimitrios Katehakis

Moving Cross-Border services forward: What’s in it for eHealth?, Zoi Kolitsi


Interactive, Live Demonstrations, Soeren Bittins

Accessing the right document for the right patient in a cross-border encounter, George Pangalos

Optimizing the workflow in a cross-border encounter, Marcello Melgara

Capturing all needed evidence in case something goes wrong, Massimiliano Massi, Celia Varela

Optimizing Central Services, João Cunha Concalves

Q&A – Discussion

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e-SENS – Electronic Simple European Networked Services

In today’s digital world, numerous challenges are faced by public administration in Europe. The increasing mobility of citizens and businesses requires change in governments’ thinking, from a national to a European approach. Governments are becoming more and more aware that changes in the way they perform their tasks are inevitable, as administrative burdens need to be reduced in order to reap the full potential of the European Single Market.

The aim of e-SENS is to facilitate the deployment of cross-border digital public services through generic and re-usable technical components, based on the building blocks of the Large Scale Pilots. The consolidated technical solutions, with a strong focus on e-ID, e-Documents, e-Delivery, Semantics and e-Signatures, aim to provide the foundation for a platform of “core services” for the eGovernment cross-border digital infrastructure foreseen in the regulation for implementing the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). These solutions are implemented in pilot production environments where actual transactions among public administrative bodies, or between them and European citizens and businesses, can take place. This is expected to unlock the potential of cross-border services and strengthen the functioning of the Digital Single Market in Europe.

Domains involved are those of e-Procurement, e-Health, e-Justice, Business Lifecycle, Citizen Lifecycle and e-Agriculture.

The objective of e-SENS in the e-Health domain is to facilitate cross-border access to health services within the EU countries. The cross-border health services domain is now largely regulated by Directive 2011/24 EU on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, which provides the overall legal framework for the Patient Summary and e-Prescription pilot within the e-SENS project. The pilots aim to improve the efficiency of the process for healthcare providers, health professionals and patients by enabling the electronic exchange of medical data in cross-border settings. The pilot builds on the experiences of the epSOS project, extending its workflows into new areas.

You may find more information about the project at