This paper describes how the Swedish national Health Information Exchange platform can be used to facilitate clinical research in the future. Different e-services for different user groups are being developed using a user-centered design approach. The main user groups are study participants, clinical researchers and healthcare professionals. The different e-services are based on an in-depth analysis of the clinical research process, and the main identified needs relate to recruitment of study participants, access to clinical data from different sources as well as improved tools for patients' self-reporting. The national Swedish HIE platform has the potential to enable a seamless connection between patients/citizens as study participants, health care professionals and everyday clinical work and clinical researchers in both academia and industry.
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