Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year 2016

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Third European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy (ECOP)

The European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP), founded in 2000 in Prague, is the largest organisation of oncology pharmacists in the world with almost 3000 members from 46 countries.

The aim of ESOP is to support optimal treatment for cancer patients, to develop and promote clinical and oncology pharmacy practice through education and training, safe handling and administration of drugs, quality management, research and development and pharmaceutical care.

The announcement for the 3rd European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy has been posted in the website of ESOP and here is the welcome from the President.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Recommendations on medication errors from EMA - European Medicines Agency

In the European Union (EU), national competent authorities and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) play a key role in identifying and reducing the risk of medication errors before and after the authorisation of a medicine. EMA applies a consistent approach to communicating to patients and healthcare professionals on any additional measures recommended by the Agency to reduce the risk of medication errors with a specific medicine. 
A medication error is a mistake in the use of a medicine that can be harmful for a patient. Medication errors occur at the time of prescribing, dispensing, storing, preparing and administering of a medicine. While the overall number of medication errors leading to harm is small, the impact on patients and health care systems can be high.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

European Medicines Shortages Research Network - addressing supply problems to patients (Medicines Shortages)

The problems created by supply shortages of medicines have been widely reported by healthcare professionals and patients over recent years, and acknowledged at the European level by the European Medicines Agency and European Commission. The cited causes are multifaceted ranging from production disruptions, natural disasters, discontinuations as well as difficulties created by various legal, trade and pricing frameworks.

Healthcare professionals require access to reliable and up-to-date information about the unavailability of a medicine in order that they can treat the patient in the best way possible. The significant patient impact because of the lack of medication, in terms of safety and management of their condition, will be researched. In addition the forced substitution to an alternative product or requirement to produce a medicine may increase the risk of error, stress and overall cost to the healthcare system. According to the largest pan-European survey of healthcare professionals yet conducted on the topic, the products mainly affected in the European hospital sector are antimicrobials and oncology products used for large populations.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Refugees : Commissioner Andriukaitis presents the Personal Health Record in Greece

On Thursday, during a visit in Greece, Commissioner Andriukaitis presented the "Personal Health Record" (PHR) to Greek authorities in Athens and to NGOs on the island of Lesbos, where he visited a centre for refugees.

This document prepared by the Commission, together with the International Organisation for Migration (IMO), will be made available at the Hotspots, to evaluate migrants' medical needs and help reconstruct their medical history.

The PHR is accompanied by a Handbook to be used by health professionals.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

eHealth Standards and Profiles in Action for Europe and Beyond

The eStandards CSA is proposed by HL7, CEN TC251, & IHE, leading Standards Organizations (SDOs), and is supported by the eHealth Network, ISO TC215, GS1, IHTSDO, IEEE11073, and IMIA to advance eHealth interoperability and global alignment of standards with seven objectives:

  1. Join up with Stakeholders in Europe and globally to build consensus on eHealth standards, accelerate knowledge-sharing, and promote wide adoption of standards.
  2. Deliver an evidence-based Roadmap for alignment, iterative consolidation, and broad acceptance of eStandards that is endorsed by SDOs, the eHealth Network, the providers, and the Industry.
  3. Contribute to the eHealth Interoperability Framework use cases focusing on clinical content modelling for different paradigms and embed a Quality Management System for interoperability testing and certification of eHealth systems.
  4. Collect evidence and provide guidance on the coexistence of competing or overlapping standards in large-scale eHealth deployment nationally and cross-border.
  5. Participate in EU/US MoU roadmap actions as the international patient summaries standard.
  6. Explore socio-economic aspects of eHealth interoperability, revisiting the language for user-vendor interaction that embodies ‘co-making’ in trust, collaboration and long-term engagement.
  7. Align across PHC-34 to nurture innovation, sustainability & growth under CEF and beyond contributing to Key actions of the Digital Agenda 2020.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Educational Webinar: IHE Pharmacy Domain Update

IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) annually presents a series of free educational webinars from June through September.

The series will help your organization learn about IHE; engage in IHE development and testing activities; and, leverage IHE solutions to develop and implement interoperable health IT systems.

Pharmacy Overview:     
PHARM Learning Objectives:
  • Understand PHARM vision, mission and strategic goals.
  • Understand PHARM domain's liaison and collaboration with HL7 and ISO.
  • Overview of existing PHARM profiles and Community and Hospital Pharmacy, including Community Medication Prescription and Dispense, Hospital Medication Workflow, Medication Treatment Plan     

Saturday, October 10, 2015

OpenMedicine - for the safety of medicines and patients

OpenMedicine is an ambitious attempt to support health policy development across European countries and globally in a matter that may affect all of us, since it impacts safety and quality of healthcare in general, and cross-border healthcare in particular.

To better enable cross-border healthcare delivery, particularly the exchange of ePrescriptions and safe dispensation of prescribed medicinal products, the openMedicine global initiative advances the unique identification of medicinal products (MPs) and thereby patient safety in cross-border settings.

Towards digital health - electronic information for safe use of medicinal products

European Economic and Social Committee published on 16 September 2015 an Opinion on:

"Towards digital health - electronic information for safe use of medicinal products"  (own-initiative opinion) [Rapporteur: Renate Heinisch].

On 22 January 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee, acting under Rule 29(2) of its Rules of Procedure, decided to draw up an own-initiative opinion on Towards digital health – electronic information for safe use of medicinal products (own-initiative opinion).

The Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption, which was responsible for preparing the Committee's work on the subject, adopted its opinion on 14 July 2015.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

eHealth interoperability: The scene is now clearly shaped

Last July, the European Commission recognised 27 profiles and standards for healthcare systems to be developed through public procurement. This is a step forward for reaching the European Digital Single Market in eHealth.

Many countries in Europe are developing eHealth strategies in order to offer their citizens a better quality of care within a financially sustainable healthcare system. The population is ageing and has specific needs, whilst mobility is increasing in Europe.
These challenges are addressed with the development of new technologies that support the necessary and required connection of healthcare ICT used in healthcare organisations and at regional, national and cross-border levels.
In this respect, a common European Interoperability Framework was defined and published by the European Commission in 2012. It describes an initial set of use cases and a selection of 27 Profiles and Standards.
After an evaluation process and consultation of the European multi-stakeholder platform for ICT, the European Commission has now identified and recognised these 27 so called IHE ("Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise") Profiles for procurement.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

EAHP Academy Seminar 2015: From medicines reconciliation to medicines optimisation

From 11th to 12th September 2015, over 50 hospital pharmacists from 30 countries gathered in Zagreb, Croatia for a focused weekend of education development on the theme

"From medicines reconciliation to medicines optimisation".

Experts speakers from across Europe addressed diverse aspects of medicines reconciliation services, including:

  • medicines reconciliation on admission; 
  • lessons learnt for successful implementation of medicines reconciliation; 
  • integrated medicines management with a focus on the discharge process; and, 
  • structured patient interviews on error incidence and severity. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

European Commission publishes draft text for the Falsified Medicines Directive Delegated Act

The European Commission has published the long-awaited draft text of the 'Delegated Act', setting out the requirements for the future system of medicines verification that must operate in all EU countries by a 2018 deadline.

EAHP EU Monitor - 25 August 2015 indicates 5 key points to note from the text:
1) The Unique Identifier and its components
The system of medicines verification will be underpinned by the placing of a 'unique identifier' on every package of medicine produced in the EU.
The Delegated Act mandates that the unique identifier take the form of a 2D barcode containing:
  • the product code;
  • a serial number;
  • the batch number;
  • the expiry date; and,
  • the national reimbursement number (if requested by the EU Member State)
2) An end-to-end verification system, not full track-and-trace
The Delegated Act describes the requirement for the future medicines verification systems in Europe to be "an end-to-end verification system supplemented by risk-based verifications by wholesalers".
This means the critical points in the verification system are at the production stage (when the unique identifier is placed on the outer packaging) and at the point that the medicine is "being supplied to the public" (which the Commission describes as meaning "at pharmacy level") when the unique identifier will be scanned to ensure authenticity, and thereafter the unique identifier will be marked in the data repository as "checked out". This is aimed to prevent any further unscrupulous use of the packaging by counterfeiters.
In very practical terms, it means that the system requires pharmacists in both community and hospital settings to ensure medicines are verified for their authenticity and 'checked out' of the repository system before the medicine is provided to patients. The check out will be conducted via a scan of the 2D barcode on the outer packaging containing the unique identifier.
3) A verification system operated by 'stakeholders'
As set out in the explanatory memorandum of the Delegated Act, the Commission expects that "The repositories system containing the unique identifiers should be set up and managed by stakeholders. National competent authorities should however be able to access and supervise the repositories system".
More specifically, the Delegated Act goes on to state: "The repositories system should be established and managed by the marketing authorisation holders, since they are responsible for placing the product on the market, and by the manufacturers of medicinal products bearing the safety features, since they bear the costs of the repositories system".
In practical terms, this means that the verification system will almost certainly be operated by the European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO), a collaboration of the European pharmaceutical industry (represented by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry and Associations as well as the European Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association), wholesalers (represented by the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers, and the European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies), and pharmacists (represented by the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union).
4) Flexibility provided to healthcare institutions in respect of when to perform verification
The text of the draft Delegated Act states:
"In order to avoid an excessive impact on the daily operations of healthcare institutions, it should be possible for Member States to allow persons authorized or entitled to supply medicinal products to the public operating within healthcare institutions to perform the verification of the authenticity and the decommissioning of a unique identifier earlier than the time the medicinal products is supplied to the public, or exempt them from this obligation, subject to certain conditions."
This is an important flexibility for hospital pharmacists to have awareness of. In practical terms, it should enable each hospital to determine at what stage they wish to conduct their verification responsibilities, including the choice between verification on arrival to the hospital, or at a later stage, such as departure from the dispensary.
A 'healthcare institution' is defined in the Delegated Act as meaning "a hospital, in- or out-patient clinic or health centre.
5) A 10 day limit between a medicine being checked out, and still being able to return the medicine
Article 13 1 (b) of the draft Delegated Act means that after a period of ten days has passed since a pharmacy checked out a medicine, the status of the unique identifier on the outer packaging can no longer be reverted to active.
In the following months this issue will be a key area of EAHP investigation with the Commission, system operators and others. EAHP has consistently expressed its view that the 10 day limit could have damaging unintended impacts for medicines waste and potentially medicines shortage.

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Friday, August 07, 2015

EU Recognizes IHE Profiles for Procurement

On July 28, the European Commission announced its decision to identify 27 IHE profiles that should be referenced in public procurement documents for health IT systems throughout the European Union (EU) as part of its eHealth European Interoperability Framework (eEIF). 

The extensive list includes profiles that define standards-based interoperability for laboratory, pharmacy, radiology and enterprise information and communication systems, as well as health information exchanges

The Commission's announcement states, "The 27 IHE profiles have the potential to increase interoperability of eHealth services and applications to the benefit of patients and medical community."

 The full announcement and list of profiles, as published in the Official Journal of the European Union, are available here.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

European Union logo for online sale of medicines

Legal background

EU logoThe common logo for legally operating online pharmacies/retailers in the EU Member States was introduced by Directive 2011/62/EU (the Falsified Medicines Directive) as one of the measures to fight against falsified medicines.
The Directive gave the Commission a legal basis to establish the design of a common logo as well as the technical, electronic and cryptographic requirements for verification of its authenticity. It is however up to the Member States to determine the specific conditions for the retail supply of medicinal products to the public. Member States may impose certain conditions and limitations, e.g. by not allowing online sale of prescription medicines.
On 24 June 2014 the European Commission adopted the new common logo through the Implementing Regulation 699/2014. Member States had one year from this date to ensure that the provisions on the common logo are applied. Therefore, as of 1st of July 2015, all online pharmacies or retailers legally operating in the EU should display the logo.
The Implementing Regulation was prepared taking into account the results of a public consultation. [A concept paperpdf(52 KB)replies to the consultation]

What is the purpose of the logo?

Falsified medicines are a major threat to public health and safety. The illegal sale of medicinal products to the public via the Internet by retailers operating outside the law is a serious danger as falsified medicinal products may easily reach the public in this way. The logo helps identify the websites which are operating legally. Buying from a legally operating pharmacy or retailer guarantees the safety of the products.

How does the logo look like?

EU logo
The national flag and the text are an integral part of the logo. The flag in the middle left side of the logo corresponds to the Member State where the pharmacy or retailer is registered or authorised. Only national flags of the EU Member States as well as those of Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein are allowed. Therefore, a logo displaying the EU flag, for example, will not be authentic.

How does the logo work?

The logo links to the website of the national competent authority listing all legally operating online pharmacies/retailers. National websites are listed with the European Medicines Agency. By simply clicking on the logo a purchaser of the medicines online will be sent to the entry of the pharmacy on that national list, thus completing the verification process.
The logo can be trusted only if a purchaser, after clicking, is redirected to the entry of that pharmacy on the list of legally operating on-line pharmacies and retailers registered in that Member State on the national authority web-page.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Early dialogue to support development of medicines for children

EMA’s early interaction meetings encourage consideration of paediatric needs in the early phases of medicine development.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched an initiative that offers free-of-charge early paediatric interaction meetings with medicines developers to stimulate early dialogue on the development of their medicines for use in children. A one-year pilot phase is starting today.
The new initiative aims to encourage discussions on the paediatric needs that could be addressed with a specific medicine well before the submission of a paediatric investigation plan (PIP).

Medicines developers that wish to participate in the pilot phase are invited to provide information on their medicine using a specific form and send it

In the European Union, pharmaceutical companies are obliged to develop all new medicines also for use in children. The paediatric development is detailed in a PIP that needs to be agreed with EMA’s Paediatric Committee (PDCO).
While assessing PIPs submitted by medicines developers, EMA identified a number of issues which often delay the paediatric development and consequently children’s access to the medicine. Often, development programmes for adults and children are not sufficiently integrated and the possibility to extrapolate the results of studies in adults to children is not always explored to its full extent.
Early discussion between developers, EMA and its PDCO on the overall paediatric development strategy is expected to help medicines developers optimise the development plan for their medicine and ultimately speed up access to the medicine for children.

About the initiative

Following receipt of a request for an early paediatric interaction meeting, an EMA paediatric coordinator and a PDCO representative will be appointed as well as additional participants from other EMA departments or national competent authorities as required. A date for a teleconference with the applicant will then be arranged.
EMA can only consider a limited number of applications during the pilot phase and the Agency will give priority to medicines that address major public health needs.
The procedure will be reviewed at the end of the pilot and may be modified based on the experience gained.

For further information on the early paediatric interaction meetings, see the last question within the section 'Applying for a PIP, waiver or deferral' on Paediatric investigation plans: questions and answers.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

What happened at eHealth Week 2015 in Riga?

A total of 1334 eHealth experts and 81 exhibitors from across Europe gathered in Riga to exchange knowledge and share best practices as part of the annual eHealth Week conference and exhibition. The presentation slides, photo's and Commissioner Andriukaitis' speech are now available.

The event kicked off with a VIP Exhibition Tour and a Press Conference, led by three representatives: Dr. Guntis Belēvičs, Minister for Health of Latvia, Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis and H. Stephen Lieber, CEO of HIMSS. Afterwards they opened the conference together with keynote speaker Toomas H.Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia.
In his speechCommissioner Andriukaitis highlighted the timely release of the Digital Single Market: "We must seize the Digital Single Market opportunities to fulfill a vision for healthcare in the 21st century – a vision of a single, universally accessible, sustainable and high quality, eHealth single market for the benefit of all European citizens and healthcare professionals".
He also highlighted the importance of eHealth Week: "By coming together at events such as this and by sharing experiences in the Member States and at EU level, we will drive forward the case for eHealth".

eHealth frontrunner

According to President Ilves, Estonia has been a frontrunner in eHealth: Nearly all prescriptions are issued electronically, and two-thirds of hospitals use eHealth technologies in some way.
Politico magazine wrote that Ilves touted Estonia as a model of how IT in preventive and treatment services can "improve both the welfare of patients and the healthcare system in general." But more widely across Europe, "healthcare is lagging ten years behind when compared to other industries," he said.

Increasing dynamism of EU economy

Head of Unit for eHealth & Wellbeing Pēteris Zilgalvis (European Commission), who was also in Riga, said: "Digital solutions can increase the dynamism of the European economy and deliver benefits to EU citizens." For him, the conference offered the chance to explore how mobile health and eHealth can help EU citizens manage their own health by empowering them, as well "ensuring the sustainability of our health care systems."
During the event, the Nordic countries revealed interesting findings and next steps for them in terms of eHealth. Finland, for instance, announced they will be switching off paper-based prescriptions by 2017, as they “have reached nearly 100% coverage with electronic prescriptions now”, according to Maritta Korhonen, Head of Development in the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Real impact

Paul Timmers, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Security (DG CONNECT, European Commission), who spoke during the closing plenary said he was rooting for a European eHealth Community which can turn actions into tangible results with real impact for patients. He said: "I am glad to see that the eHealth community is committed to deliver results with real influence in terms of healthier citizens, more efficient and better healthcare services and economic growth and jobs. By joining up forces and learning from each other we can deliver a social and economic return on digital investment in health and social care".

2016: Amsterdam

eHealth Week 2015 concluded with an invitation to join next year’s edition in Amsterdam, during the week of 6 June, in The Netherlands, the country which at that time will be holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

More information:


Digital-agenda for Europe

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Cannabidiol Given Orphan Drug Designation for NHIE by the FDA

The drug Cannabidiol was recently granted orphan drug designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of children with neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (NHIE).1
Neonatal deprivation of oxygen during the birth process can lead to the acute or sub-acute brain injury known as NHIE.1 In the US, the incidence of NHIE is 1.5 to 2.8 per 1,000 births.1   Inflammatory cytokines, oxidative stress, and cell death all play a role in the disease pathology.2 Affected infants may show loss muscle tone, seizures, poor feeding, and a depressed level of consciousness.2  Around 35% of these infants to die in early life, and 30% may suffer from permanent disability.1  Currently, there are no effective FDA-approved medications to treat the condition.1
Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. It is one of a group of compounds, the cannabinoids, which mediate their effects through the cannabinoid receptors. 3 Several studies have highlighted the potential of cannabinoids as neuroprotective treatments in ischemic brain damage, perhaps partly because of their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.4
Since 2008, GW has been researching the neuroprotective effects of Cannabidiol in animal models of NHIE. This work has shown that Cannabidiol reduces neurologic disability in several models of newborn animal brain hypoxia. GW expects to submit an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) in mid-2015 for their intravenous formulation of CBD. The company expects to begin a Phase 1 trial in the second half of this year.1

"This orphan drug designation for Cannabidiol for the treatment of newborn children with neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy follows several years of pre-clinical evaluation," GW’s Chief Executive Officer, Justin Gover, stated in a press release.1 Potentially, Cannabidiol might be approved for orphan drug status for other uncommon medical conditions, especially those with an inflammatory component.3 Mr. Grover also noted, “GW continues to explore the opportunity for the development of cannabinoids in rare pediatric conditions characterized by significant unmet need.”1


  1. GW Pharmaceuticals receives orphan drug designation from FDA for Cannabidiol for the treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy [press release]. Published April 24, 2015. Accessed May 3, 2015.
  2. Fatemi A, Wilson MA, Johnston MV. Hypoxic ischemia encephalopathy in the term infant. Clin Perinatol. 2009;36(4):834-838. Accessed May 3, 2015.
  3. Nagarkatti P, Pandey R, Rieder SA, Hegde V, Nagarkatti M. Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs. Future Med Chem. 2009;1(7):1333-1349. Accessed May 3, 2015.
  4. Alvarez FJ, Lafuente H, Rey-Santano MC, et al. Neuroprotective effects of the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol in hypoxic-ischemic newborn piglets. Pediatr Res. 2008;64:653-658. Accessed May 3, 2015.


Friday, May 01, 2015

The Government of Ireland has approved a new Bill to provide a Universal GP service

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Primary & Social Care Kathleen Lynch have received Cabinet approval for the Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2015, and agreement that the Bill should be published and introduced to the Oireachtas.

This phase in the introduction of a universal GP service for the whole population will see free GP services extended to all persons over the age of 70, regardless of income or means. In tandem with separate plans for the under-sixes, this will ensure that the youngest and the oldest have access to GP care without fees. This is a significant step on the way towards universal health care,Minister Varadkar said.

Minister Lynch welcomed the Government decision saying:

The first two phases covering the over-70s and the under-sixes will ensure that our oldest citizens and the parents of our youngest can go to their GP, focusing on their health and not how much the visit will cost.”

Subject to the legislation being passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas, the objective is to have a universal GP service for over 70s in Quarter 2 of this year. This is proposed to coincide with the introduction of the under six service.

The Government’s Statement of Government Priorities 2014-2016 reiterated the commitment to the introduction of a universal GP service for the entire population, in line with the Programme for Government.

The Government has prioritised the under sixes and over 70s in the first two phases of the roll-out of universal GP care. The second phase of introducing a universal GP service will cover all persons aged 70 years and over. It is estimated that about 36,000 over 70s currently pay to attend a GP as they are not covered by a medical card or a GP visit card. The cost to the Exchequer of the proposed legislation for a universal over 70s GP service is estimated at €18 million in a full year.

This service will be provided under the existing GMS GP contract. Negotiations on a contract to facilitate the extension of free GP care to all children under the age of six are at an advanced stage between the Department of Health, HSE and the IMO. Contracts will not be issued pending the conclusion of negotiations.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Annual IHE-Europe Connectathon, Luxembourg 20-24 April 2015

The 2015 IHE-Europe Connectathon, organised in cooperation with IHE-Luxembourg and will take place in Luxembourg on 20-24 April 2015.

The IHE-Europe Connectathon provides a unique opportunity for vendors to test the interoperability of their  products in a structured environment with peer vendors. Participants test against multiple vendors using real world clinical  scenarios following IHE Integration Profiles specifications.
The annual IHE Connectathon affords all companies, large and small, the opportunity to test their own products, across a variety of domains includingRadiology, Cardiology, Pathology, Patient Care Devices, Patient Care Coordination, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and IT Infrastructure, along with those of their peer vendors.
Introducing testing of the new Dental domain with integration profile Secure Exchange of Dental Information (SEDI)
The last two years have seen national, regional and hospital tender procedures demand current independent demonstrations of IHE profile implementation competence by vendors and an increasing number of buyers are turning to the IHE Product Registry and Connectathon results pages which list Connectathon results, as part of their decision making process.
IHE-Europe published a Whitepaper on Connectathon, which explains in detail what the Connectathon is and how it is done.
The 15th Connectathon organized concurrently with the Congress Med@Tel which will make announcements on "Pharmacy and m / eHealth". Here, for your reference, the titles, authors and abstracts:

    Presented in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union

    mHealth Tools Supporting Pharmacists' Key Roles: Selected Examples on From Around The Globe
    Zuzana Kusynova
    International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), The Netherlands [Abstract]

    A Pharmacy-Led Medication Adherence Monitoring Program in Italy: A Pilot Study With Interactive Monitoring Service
    Fulvio Bruno, Mauro Centola, Erika Nerini
    FBCommunication, Italy [Abstract]

    Netcare: Videoconsultation in Swiss Pharmacies: An Example Where IT Facilitated Collaborative Practice
    Dominique Jordan
    pharmaSuisse, Switzerland [Abstract]

    ePrescription and EHR: A SYNERGIC Strategy to Provide A Wide Range of Services for The Citizens
    Federica Sandri, Francesca Vanzo, Sara Valongo, Claudio Saccavini, Claudio Dario
    Arsenal.IT, Italy [Abstract]

    European Pharmaceutical Students' Association Perspective on mHealth
    Lucas Besson
    European Pharmaceutical Students' Association, Belgium [Abstract]
    Digitalcare Farma: A New Approach to The Pharmaceutical Care
    Roberto Tobia
    Federfarma, Italy [Abstract]

    An IT-Solution for Public Display of Stock Levels in Swedish Pharmacies
    Robert Svanstrom
    Swedish Pharmacy Association [Abstract]

    Smart Technologies in Disease Management- What do Patients Think;
    Reem Kayyali, Bassel Odeh, Nada Philip, Shereen Nabhnai-Gebara
    Kingston University, UK [Abstract]

    A Brief Report about The Application of telepharmacy in Pharmaceutical Care
    Marlise Araujo dos Santos
    School of Pharmacy, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [Abstract]

    IT Solution for Pharmaceutical Interviews in French Pharmacies
    Kevin Dolgin
    Observia, France

    Integrating Hospital Pharmacy and Community Pharmacy - Facing The Challenge With IHE Interoperability Profiles
    Leonidas Tzimis
    EAHP (European Association of Hospital Pharmacists), Greece
    IHE Pharmacy Co.-Chair for Users [Abstract]

The entire program can be viewed HERE .