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IHE Pharmacy addresses information sharing, workflow and patient care in both community and hospital pharmacy settings.

Vision and Mission

Our vision: An e-Medication landscape which is integrated and interoperable

Our mission: All exchanging of medication-related information is enabled by leveraging profiles based on current and well-accepted standards

IHE Pharmacy manages the Pharmacy Profiles and the Frameworks .

For sponsors and supports of the committee, refer to Supporters and Endorsements

IHE Pharmacy Domain Committees

There are two committees :

The domain is moving towards a more structured approach according to the Principles of Governance. More with the discussion on the Pharmacy Domain Operations.

PHARM Profiles

Supplements for Trial Implementation

The IHE Pharmacy Technical Committee invites organizations to begin development work based on the following supplements to the forthcoming Pharmacy Technical Framework.

These trial implementation profiles are available for testing at IHE Connectathons since April 2011.

All the up-to-dated informations on the profiles are available on the website @

Comments and implementer feedback on all documents can be submitted to the Pharmacy (PHARM) Public Comment Form.

Strategic planning

The IHE Pharmacy domain undergoes constant strategic planning to evualate its vision, mission and strategic goals.

See the strategic planning activities of the IHE Pharmacy domain here.


Given the charter of the PHARM domain, many years or "cycles" of work will be required to address the device integration needs that have been identified.

The Planning Committee has created and maintains a road map for when the group will address various areas. This document outlines goals and plans over the next 5-10 years and shall support fulfilling the strategic goals of the committee.

Please see the current document at: Roadmap 2016

See past roadmaps here: Past roadmaps

Current Activity

The Technical Committee is currently working on a new version of a candidate Integration Profile and 2 white papers:

  • the CMPD profile Basic Community Pharmacy Integration Profile with XDW
    • publish & pull prescriptions, access to dispensed medication & pharmaceutical advice
  • a white paper on "Medication Documentation"
    • a pan community and hospital work
  • a white paper on the medication supply chain inside hospitals
    • to extend the Basic Hospital Pharmacy Integration Profile

Demonstrations & Presentations


Date Location Event Details
April 11-15 Pisa, Italy IHE Europe Connectathon 2011 The 2011 IHE Europe Connectathon provide a testing opportunity for the comprehensive set of IHE Profiles.


Date Location Event Details
Dec 2011 Treviso, Italy XDW Conference
Feb 2012 Las Vegas HIMSS
May 2012 Copenhagen WoHIT
Jun 2012 Budapest EAHP GA
Oct 2012 Copenhagen epSOS WP3.D, eP Semantic Interoperability Workshop
Sep 2013 Dublin/Ireland FIP (“International Federation of Pharmacy”)
Sep 2013 Sendai/Japan International congress of Japanese Pharmacists association
Sep 2013 Tokyo/Japan Franco-Japanese Society of Pharmacists
Sep 2013 Kyoto/Japan University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Jun 2014 Athens European Commission eHealth Forum
Oct 2014­ 22/23 Kassel HL7/IHE Germany Annual meeting (Jahrestagung) Presentation and educational workshop
2015­ April ­24 Luxembourg Med­e­Tel Event Title: “Integrating Hospital Pharmacy and Community Pharmacy – Facing the Interoperability Challenge with IHE Profiles”

Timeline : 2015-2016 Development Cycle Milestones

According to IHE Pharmacy Domain Milestone Dates

Dates and times are Central European Time (CET : Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Vienna).

Timeframe Activity Scheduled Location
September 4th, 2015: Start of season 2015/2016
September Call for proposals September 4th-25th, 2015
October F2F meeting : Final Selection of NWI for this cycle October 29-30th, 2015
February F2F meeting (with ITI/PCC/QRPH) February 15-19th, 2016 Porto, Portugal
June F2F meeting : Final review of NWIs, approved for ballot June 21-22th, 2016
June Publication of CPs - released for Ballot June 30th, 2016
July IHE Pharmacy Webinar 2016 July 6th, 2016 WebEx Webinar
July Call for Vendor (PC & TC) co-chairs July 11th, 2016
August Publication of Trial Implementation Supplements August 20th, 2016
August Vendor (PC & TC) co-chairs election August 8th, 2016
August Vendor (PC & TC) co-chairs election results Áugust 31th, 2016
September 1st, 2016: Start of season 2016/2017
September Call for NWI proposals September 1st, 2016
September Call for NWI proposals - Deadline September 25st, 2016
October First F2F Meeting October 18-19th, 2016 Dublin
October NWI Selection October 19th, 2016
January Test implementations at Connectathon (North America) January 23-27, 2017 Chicago, USA
February Second F2F Meeting February 7-8th, 2017 Italy
April Test implementations at Connectathon (Europe) April 3-7, 2017 Venice, Italy
May Publish work-items for Public Comment May 1st, 2017
May Public Comment - Deadline May 31st, 2017
June Third F2F Meeting June 29-30th, 2017 Chania, Greece
July Ballot Start July 7th, 2017
July IHE Pharmacy Webinar 2017
August Ballot - Deadline August 4th, 2017
August Technical Frameworks Released August 31th, 2017


Supporters and Endorsements

IHE Pharmacy is supported or endorsed by the following organizations:

See Also

Pharmacy Technical Committee


Mailing Lists

Face to Face meetings

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