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UNICOM handover to Industry

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


  • Onsite: COCIR Office, Brussels
  • Online, link will be sent after



Multiple interoperability-focused technical artefacts have been developed during the UNICOM project. These artefacts describe how conformant digital health solutions will participate in standards adherent data exchanges. Several European Ecosystems as EHTEL or COCIR members that provide solutions that target European and/or International digital health markets will wish to be aware of these specifications, inform the development of the final implementation guidance, and (potentially) be certified as conformant so that they may participate in RFPs that mandate the specs. This workshop aims to start the sharing process between UNICOM’s artefacts and the industry ecosystem.

As a starting point, IHE who is a collaborative of vendors, digital health users and key experts from health informatics standards organizations such as HL7, DICOM, SNOMED and others will leverage UNICOM artefacts as a “running start” by the IHE Pharmacy Technical Committee (TC) and HL7 Europe Technical Coordination Team. With vendor and user input, the content will be finalized, balloted, and published as a set of global digital health specifications by IHE International. European (UNICOM) contextual requirements will be published as an HL7 FHIR IG (EU realm) and IHE Volume-4 addendum to the global specs; this addendum is governed by IHE Europe and aligned with work developed under the HL7 Europe EU realm. The work will be further supported and developed under XpanDH project and supported by the European EHRxF Standards and Policy Hub in formation by the xShare project. COCIR members and other industry players are invited to market-shape by participating in the development of the specifications and their related normative requirements and/or by conformance-testing their products at IHE test events.


Key Objectives of the Workshop:

– Present UNICOM technical artefacts and their implications for the industry.

– Discuss the handover of UNICOM artefacts to global technical artifact organizations.



Time Topic
10:00 – 12:30  

Presentations part :

  • Presentation of the UNICOM artefacts and how they can benefit industry
  • Presentation of the different groups that will collect the artefact and reuse them (IHE Pharmacy, HL7 Europe, etc…)
  • Presentation of the conformance steps
12:30 – 13:30  

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:30  

Interactive part, ask the participants:

  • How can your organization contribute and leverage these artefacts? What will be the impact?
  • What are the benefits of certifying digital health solutions as conformant to these specifications?
  • What additional information or support would be beneficial for your organization to fully leverage UNICOM artefacts?
  • How can the industry collectively ensure the successful adoption and implementation of these specifications?



May 14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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