Timeline

Historical background

1976

Discussion of European health standards started with the European Economic Community
Historical background

1990

The creation of CEN/TC 251 fuelled the development of the Good Electronic Health Record architecture (GEHR) and the Generalised Architecture for Language Encyclopaedias, followed by the Nomenclature in Medicine (GALEN).

February 2019

The European Electronic Health Record Exchange Format (EEHRxF) was published as a Commission Recommendation (C (2019) 800).
PRESENT:
The EHDS regulation is currently undergoing negotiations in the European Parliament and Council.

December 2023

xShare project launch
PRESENT:
The EHDS regulation is currently undergoing negotiations in the European Parliament and Council.

May 2024

Industry and Regulators’ forum creation xShare button launch (1st xShare Button campaign)

November 2024

Adoption sites start deployment xShare toolbox for data portability under GDPR

May 2025

European EHRxF Standards Hub Establishment 2nd xShare Button campaign

July 2025

Open call for implementation of the xShare Button

November 2025

Implementation of the xShare Button in 8 adoption settings, and validation

May 2026

Harmonised data sets available for public use

November 2026

xShare project ends