Digital Medication Management in Healthcare Settings: an opportunity for the European Union

The Alliance for the Digitalisation of Medication Management in European Hospitals is pleased to invite you to the launch event of its White Paper on ‘Digital Medication Management in Healthcare Settings: a key opportunity for the European Union’.

The alliance for the Digitalisation of Medication Management in European Hospitals is pleased to announce that our white paper launch ‘Digital Medication Management in Healthcare Settings: an opportunity for the European Union’ will be hosted at the European Parliament by MEP Luisa Regimenti on, the 29th of November in the European Parliament, from 16.00 pm to 18.00 pm CET. 

Medication is the main part of the therapeutic process for hospital patients and the second highest spending chapter for health budgets. With hospitals stocking up to 200 medicines medication management (often referred to the “medication management pathway”) is an onerous activity for hospitals.

Hospitals’ medication management pathways are complex and include several activities involving ordering, reception, storing, prescription, compounding, distribution, and dispensing /administration of medicines to patients across wards in hospitals. Stock control, management and monitoring activities in this pathway require various clinical groups to ensure sufficient supplies and the safe administration of medicine to patients. Yet tasks in this pathway are defined by manual activities and digitalisation is lagging; the penetration of digitalisation of the medication management pathway in ALL European countries is low. 

Digitalisation of medication management means full track-and-trace medication management solutions, otherwise known as closed-loop-medication management systems, from pharmacy to ward to the patient’s bedside with a smart, automated, completely integrated digital approach.  

On the occasion of the revision of the basic pharmaceutical regulation, in the context of the European Pharmaceutical Strategy, the implementation of the EU4 Health programme and the advent of the European Health Data Space, the Alliance for the Digitalisation of Medication Management in European Hospitals calls on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Member States to seize unique opportunities in existing and forthcoming policy, legislation and programmes to revolutionise hospitals medication management pathways by implementing and upscaling digitalisation in hospitals medication management pathways.

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