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EU Ready to Spend 2.5 Billion on Hub for Health-Care Data

  • Patients will be allowed to move health data across borders
  • Researchers, industry will have more data to develop medicines

European Union patients will be allowed to move their health-care data across the bloc, part of a wide-ranging proposal unveiled by the European Commission.

The EU’s European Health Data Space aims to get citizens access to their e-prescriptions and health records online, according to an announcement from the European Commission on Tuesday. This system, to start by 2025, will be connected with all 27 EU member states, meaning people can travel around the EU and still access their health information.