CTADHL (Citadel) is a not-for-profit organization and stands for Call To Action-Delivering Health Literacy. For the purposes of the upcoming IDMP implementation through the HL7 FHIR standard, CTADHL’s remit is to increase awareness, knowledge, and adoption of ISO IDMP standards and to promote international collaboration focusing in priority on the Trans-Atlantic alignment. CTADHL recognizes the strong need for education on data standards, […]


The WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology Centre is located in Oslo at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and funded by the Norwegian government. In collaboration with WHO, the Centre develops and maintains the ATC/DDD methodology. The purpose of the methodology is to serve as a tool for drug utilization monitoring and research […]


Founded in 1995, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has worked across the European Union (EU) and globally to protect public and animal health by assessing medicines to rigorous scientific standards and by providing partners and stakeholders with independent, science-based information on medicines. EMA’s scientific committees provide independent recommendations on medicines for human and veterinary use, […]


The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is a directorate of the Council of Europe which has the vision of creating a common European Pharmacopoeia. This pharmacopeai is an official reference work used by professionals involved in the manufacture and control of medicines. Its objective is to define legally binding quality […]


The development of MedDRA was started in the late 1990s by the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). MedDRA is a rich and highly specific standardised medical terminology to facilitate sharing of regulatory information internationally for medical products used by humans. MedDRA is made available by ICH to […]

European Committee for Standardisation

CEN TC 251 delivers and maintains health informatics standards for Europe, preferably by producing them in co-operation with other SDOs at a global level and by adopting standards from other SDOs. CEN TC 251 will seek to further increase engagement with other standards development organisations, consortia and fora to enhance efforts to coordinate its work […]