FDA refers to UNICOM outputs in its IDMP related webinar

On the 11th of June, the FDA has organised a widely attended webinar on “Identification of Medicinal Products: Path to a Global Implementation”. UNICOM is happy to see that some important work released to date by UNICOM (such as the Gap Analysis Report and the 34 substances identified in close collaboration with the WHO-Uppsala Collaborating […]

Join our next Community of Expertise on June 29TH on Cross-border ePrescription

Summer is at our doors and many of us begin to think about travelling abroad. The next UNICOM Community of Expertise is scheduled on Tuesday 29 June 2021 and will thus focus on the very use case of people travelling across countries providing insights on the current experiences and projects aiming at cross-border information sharing for ePrescribing.  You will learn what UNICOM is expected to contribute […]

UNICOM raises awareness about the need of IDMP adoption in Greece

As part of its dissemination strategy, UNICOM has decided to focus on a number of EU countries not officially present in the consortium.   This is the case of the Greek National Agency and UNICOM has thus seized the opportunity of the 4th Symposium of Pharmacoepidemiology, which took place on the 20th of April 2021,  to raise awareness about the benefits to take IDMP on […]

IDMP identifiers used for the first time in HL7 FIHR Connecthaton

COVID-19 vaccination in the International Patient Summary using IDMP compliant Identifiers in HL7 FHIR Connectathon 27  On May 17-19, 2021, HL7 organized the 27th FHIR Connectathon (FCAT-27).   In the International Patient Summary (FCAT-27 IPS) Track, UNICOM participated exploring the introduction of COVID-19 vaccine Pharmaceutical Identifiers and GTIN product identifiers in the immunization section of the IPS. The Global Pharmaceutical Identifiers were generated by WHO Monitoring Center in […]

UNICOM now ready to start engaging with North American stakeholders

On the 8th of June, UNICOM will organize its first Transatlantic event. Building on the previous awareness raised by the EU project openMedicine (2016), stakeholders in North America shall learn from UNICOM in an introduction workshop. The workshop organized by UNICOM partner CITADHL will gather 25 experts who will debate on the situation in the US (with US FDA representatives), in Europe (with an EMA representative), globally (with […]

Europeans want to be empowered to improve safety and reduce risk when dealing with medicines

282 people from 27 countries have participated to a public survey organized by UNICOM in February and March 2021 aiming at discovering what is important regarding patient care and empowerment when travelling outside one’s home country, specifically related to medicine.  The survey results demonstrate a high interest for the topic and its very relevance in a cross-border […]