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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 9 September 2020

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Questions (304)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

304. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the way in which he plans to govern the national electronic patient summary when implemented. [22948/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The governance of electronic patient summaries will be critical to the success of this important initiative. Before any decisions are made in relation to how this will be done in Ireland, we will examine how this has best been implemented in other countries, especially those in the EU who are covered by GDPR and share many of the same values in relation to patient rights and clinical responsibilities. There may need to be legislative changes required to underpin the management and sharing of information held in the national electronic patient summary.

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