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Semantic interoperability for patient safety

Virtual meeting


Inspired by the content of its 20th Anniversary 2019, EHTEL is getting going on its Imagining 2029 work programme. With a series of webinars and workshops – hosted by its working groups –  EHTEL invites the digital health community to reflect jointly on accelerating digital transformation – acknowledging the opportunities and challenges raised by the current COVID-19 crisis. This webinar is part of the ELO Network agenda for 2020: Moving Towards European Health Data Space(s).


Virtual Meeting Focus

Leveraging interoperability for a better quality of medicine data to improve patient safety and healthcare
  • Data quality principles and standards endorsed by European Policies, sketching EU Data Governance;
  • Interoperability frameworks for data quality and re-usable clinical documentation (Medication);
  • Seamless support for value chains for medicinal products through consistent and unambiguous data;
  • Governance and investments at national and European level (medicinal products & patient safety);

Virtual Meeting Agenda

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome and Introduction to the third EHTEL ELO Virtual Meeting
Andreas Grode, ELO Co-Chair, gematik eHealth Competence Centre, Germany
Vesa Jormanainen, ELO Co-Chair, THL, Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

14:05 – 14:10 Setting the Scene – Lessons from ELO webinars: EU preparing data re-use
Stephan Schug, EHTEL

14:10 – 14:30 Wide use of real world medication data: Routes for European data spaces
Miriam Sturkenboom, i~HD and Utrecht UMC, Department of Epidemiology, BE/NL

14:30 – 14:50 Data quality and semantic interoperability along the medicine data value chain
Karl Stroetmann, UNICOM coordinator, empirica GmbH, Bonn - Germany

14:50 – 15:10 Data quality for patient safety in Belgium: Ecosystems for coding and reporting medicine use
Jos Devlies, Eurorec, Belgium and Luc Nicolas, EHTEL, Belgium

15:10 – 15:30 Q&A and Interactive Round Table: Use cases and lessons learned
Robert Vander Stichele, i~HD, Belgium

1. From medicine product dictionaries to ePrescriptions
2. Investments needed for better data quality: infrastructure, tools and skills
3. How better clinical data can facilitate medicines development

15:30 Closing
Andreas Grode, Vesa Jormanainen, ELO Co-Chairs

How to join

This Workshop is on invitation. It has been designed for the EHTEL/ELO Network, all members of EHTEL, and our partners from collaborating projects. Participation as a guest is however possible.

Are you interested in participating as a guest?
Please express your interest by sending an email to administration@ehtel.eu.
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Date : 21/09/2020 Location : Virtual Meeting Time (CET): 14:00 > 15:30
This event is dedicated to the EHTEL/ELO Network, all members of EHTEL, and our partners from collaborating projects.
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