The UNICOM project is helping to ensure that any medicine and what it contains can be accurately identified anywhere in the world. We are working to improve patient safety and enable better healthcare for all.
UNICOM in a nutshell
UNICOM is about improved patient safety and better healthcare for all. This European Commission supported Innovation Action focuses on the implementation of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) suite of IDMP (IDentification of Medicinal Products) standards. Work will involve further development, testing, implementation and diffusion of these standards for
regulatory purposes of national medicinal products authorities and the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
advancing cross-border digital health services, particularly ePrescription
better healthcare for all, public health services, clinical research, big data analytics, artificial intelligence applications.
All the resources of UNICOM's Community of Expertise
The recordings of the Community of Expertise webinars initiated in July 2020 are all available on the UNICOM youtube channel.
The button below gives you access to all the sessions organised so far and direct links to the videos and presentations.
UNICOM eHealth Stakeholders OUTREACH webinar
The IDMP suite of standards is about the accurate identification of medicines and UNICOM’s goal is to have them widely implemented.
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis provides convincing examples of the urgent need to identify medicinal products correctly. People, patients, and healthcare professionals need now to rely on globally comparable quality information for clinical safety, compare outcomes achieved with different kinds of interventions and take sound decisions related to pharmacovigilance, drugs shortages, and dynamic clinical trials.
On Wednesday 21st of April, UNICOM organised its first workshop dedicated to end users. It explains the issues at stake via the use of true-to-life stories. It has highlighted the concrete benefits of IDMP implementation for at least four stakeholder groups and has collected feedback from stakeholders’ representatives (citizens, patients, physicians, hospitals, pharmacists…).
It is UNICOM’s policy to make available all the resources produced by the project as soon as possible and to the widest possible audience.
Every month, UNICOM organises knowledge transfer and interactive exchange with the interested communities of expertise on several aspects and challenges related to IDMP implementation.
All those sessions are recorded and made publicly available on the UNICOM youtube channel.