This factsheet is mainly based on the information collected during the third EHTEL/ELO virtual meeting dedicated to the theme “Towards European data spaces for medicines”.
After a brief summary of the content of the previous two webinars, this factsheet explains why the concept of European Health Data Spaces is particularly relevant for medicinal products with a focus on pharmacovigilance. It explains how the implementation of the identification of medicinal products (IDMP) standards, supported by the UNICOM project, could be a real game-changer. It also analyses what has already been done by Member States in this field, with Belgium as an example, and considers the necessary next steps. The webinar was hosted by EHTEL on Monday, 21st September 2020, with the support of the EHTEL ELO Network and its Co-Chair Andreas Grode (Gematik, Berlin – Germany).