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HL7 FHIR Connectathon 36: Vulcan/ Gravitate Health - ePI/IPS and UNICOM/GIDWG Track Kickoff

The 36th HL7 FHIR Connectathon will take place in Dallas Texas, on May 18-19, 2024, just prior to the HL7 International Working Group Meeting. A virtual kickoff event for the track was organized on May 9 to introduce the themes of the event.

This will be the 8th Connectathon for Gravitate-Health and the Vulcan Gravitate Health ePI project track run in collaboration with UNICOM GIDWG, introducing the different themes. Learn more details here

At the virtual kickoff for the track on May 9, Catherine Chronaki, Interoperability Lead, Gravitate-Health, HL7 Europe, and Joao Almeida, Product Owner Gravitate-Health, HL7 Europe, introduced the track.

Key speakers were Panayiotis Telonis, EMA, steering committee, Vulcan Accelerator, speaking about the Global IDMP Working Group; Magnus Malberg, WHO – Uppsala Monitoring Center, speaking about the registration and retrieval of Pharmaceutical Identifiers; Adam Cover, Felleskatalogen and Phillippe Michaels, Datapharm speaking about the scenarios related to the Nordic and UK compedia scenarios.

View the recording for an introduction to the track themes and the presentation for details and useful links:

Objectives of the Track at the 36th HL7 FHIR Connectathon

The aim of this track, in a sequence of a multiyear effort, is to test the creation, exchange and display of electronic Product information (ePI) in connection to the International Patient Summary (IPS) and IDMP.

In particular, the track is part of the HL7 Vulcan Accelerator supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Gravitate Health Project, the EU funded UNICOM project, WHO/UMC, EMA, and FDA. Thus, aligns with the European Medicines Agency’s ePI pilot project, FDA’s SPL-to-FHIR project, EMA’s SPOR, and the Global IDMP Working Group (GIDWG) initiative on End-to-End use cases.

Standards development is supported by the HL7 BR&R working group.

Objective of this track within the 36th HL7 FHIR Connectathon in Dallas Texas, on May 18-19, 2024, is to test and gather feedback on the following:

  • ePI Governance: Define joint profiles and governance model between EMA, Gravitate Health and Vulcan
  • ePI style sheet: Create and test a final draft of a default style sheet for ePIs
  • ePI Capability: Define basic API functionality requirements
  • Connectathon Roadmap: Define objectives for the next 4 connectathons (including IDMP testing)
  • PhPID IG: Test and clarify API capability, profiles and resources to support the end-to-end request process
  • ANVISA: Incorporate Brazilian scenarios and data into ePI and IDMP testing

The 36th Connectathon takes place only on-site, in Dallas, TX.

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