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 Upsala. Example GTIN product Ids were provided by GS1 Poland and GS1 Switzerland.  

These first steps open the way for more extensive tests of including IDPMP identifiers for medications in the IPS, as part of the next FHIR Connectathon FCAT-28, planned for September 2021.