UNICOM contributes to the webinar: Towards European data spaces for medicines – Semantic interoperability for patient safety, that is being organised Monday, 21 September  2020, 14:00 – 15:30 CET. The meeting belongs to the EHTEL “Imagining 2029” work programme. As a virtual meeting of the EHTEL/ELO Network it is part of its Moving Towards European Health Data Space(s) agenda.

European Health Data Space(s) (EHDS) are foreseen as offering opportunities for better healthcare based on better research. EHDS are one element of the European strategy for data aims at creating a single market for data that will safeguard Europe’s global competitiveness and digital sovereignty. The webinar will explore perspectives for moving towards a medicines’ related EHDS.

Along these lines it will focus on leveraging interoperability for a better quality of medicine data to improve patient safety and healthcare:

  • Data quality principles and standards endorsed by European policies
  • Interoperability frameworks for data quality and re-usable clinical documentations (medication)
  • Seamless support for value chains for medicinal products through consistent and unambiguous data interoperability
  • EU Data Governance and investments at national and European level (medicinal products and patient safety)

These are the presentations provided by UNICOM Partners:

  • Wide use of real world medication data: Routes for European data spaces
    Miriam Sturkenboom, i~HD and Utrecht UMC, Department of Epidemiology, BE/NL
  • Data quality and semantic interoperability along the medicine data value chain
    Karl Stroetmann, UNICOM coordinator, empirica GmbH, Bonn – Germany
  • Data quality for patient safety in Belgium: Ecosystems for coding and reporting medicine use
    Jos Devlies, Eurorec, Belgium and Luc Nicolas, EHTEL, Belgium

Interactive Round Table on use cases and lessons learned will be facilitated by Robert Vander Stichele,  i~HD, Belgium. The round table will be launched with a statement on how better clinical data can facilitate medicines development and safe usage.

Do you want to know more? Please visit the virtual event and registration page in the EHTEL website.