EU-funded R&D project
Up-scaling the global univocal identification of medicines
This innovation action will give a powerful impulse to implementation of ISO IDMP (ID of Medicinal Products) standards in EU Member States drug databases, supporting safe cross-border ePrescription/ eDispensation and effective pharmacovigilance.
Once EU-interoperable data on medicines taken by patients become available, further benefits will accrue through better health data for improved clinical decision support, patient empowerment, public health and clinical research. New opportunities will arise for pharma industry, software developers, SMEs providing smart apps and others, thereby fostering their innovation capacity and competitiveness.
The project ambition centres on conversion of key regulatory and clinical processes to use IDMP. These information value chains must be converted over their full length from data input to data repositories to data usage. The project will mainly focus on the implementation of EU and national SPOR (substances, products, organisations, referentials) data bases, including establishing an EU Substance Reference System (EU-SRS). Such information is fundamental to cross-border ePrescription where safe dispensation may require reliable identification of substances in available products. 19 countries are represented, including 26 national Drug and eHealth Agencies. Stakeholders are involved through their associations. This project is funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
i~HD leads work packages on the delivery of enhanced medicines information to patients, pharmacists and clinicians, its use in pharmacovigilance and in personalised medicine, and the incorporation of IDMP medicines identification standards into healthcare provider and pharmacy systems including decision support.
AEMPS, AFMPS, AGES, ARIA, BFARM, BIDMC, CGB, COCIR, Datawizard, EESAM, EHTEL, ELGA, EMPIRICA, FIMEA, FOUND, GNOMON, HALMED, HL7, HPRA, Croation Health Insurance Fund, IDIKA, IDMP1, IEDOH, i~HD, IHE Europe, ILIM, INDRA, INFARMED, KELA, MHRA, NICTIZ, NOMA, REGLOMB, SAS, SEMPA, SPMS, VIDAL, ZINDEX