Pharm Tech Minutes 2020.09.04

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  • Participants
    • Stephane Spahni
    • Esther Peelen
    • Marc Robberecht
    • Jose Costa Teixeira
    • Michael Tan

  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review minutes previous meetings:

    • Jose has been informed whom to approach for Belgian SNOMED change proposals.
    • Unicom might set out a request for FHIR profiles for product catalogue.
    • Minutes were approved.

F2F meetings

  • Autumn F2F 22-23 October.
    • Still travel restrictions.
    • We can organize a virtual meeting.
    • 2 hours on Thursday and 2 hours on Friday.
    • Supply will need to take place in the late afternoon.
    • add a session for supply in the late afternoon to accomodate the PATH members.
    • Schedule one session for planning and administration. Action Michael
  • IHE World Summit
    • Brussels 2-6 November
    • Still uncertain if this will take place. Juergen is considering of postponing to June 2021
    • Different scenario's are investigated.
    • Decision will be made on September 15th.

Documentation Publication topics

  • Jose has published some guidance for Belgium, which can be used by IHE.
  • Elliot Silver has joined the publishing team of IHE and that might accelerate the publishing work.

Medication lists

  • No new topics for IHE Pharmacy.


  • Model for inventory reports. (logical model). This will be a proposal for HL7 O&O.
  • Supply calls are going on. Waiting for Josh for input.
  • Esther will join in 2 weeks time.
  • In FHIR there are too many FHIR resources for products to choose from. The different opinions make it difficult to reach a consensus.
  • Grahame suggest to contact the JIC to ask for guidance. Need a top down instructions how to proceed.


  • Focus on Connectathon and IHE World Summit, also Belgian Event ( Interoperability day and Projectathon).
  • The last 2 will probably take place for the Belgians ( max 200 people).
  • Also MEDTECH taking place on the topic of devices.
  • News posted about UNICOM.
  • Interview with Parisot about different XDS and XDM.
  • National Initiatives will be put into spotlight. Interviews with different countries like Austria.
  • Goal is to learn from experiences from other countries. This will be published in the New Pulse.

Any other business

  • NWI to be put on the agenda of the virtual meeting. Action Michael
  • Board report will be submitted to the IHE Board. Document is in the Google Drive of IHE Pharmacy.
  • Stephane is on holiday, Esther will present to board. Action Esther

Pharmacy Technical Committee