The EMA ISO IDMP Information Day meeting that Ian and I attended yesterday (23rd June 2015) did not bring any surprises, but it did leave me thinking that implementing IDMP is actually achievable, unlike XEVMPD three years ago.
The good thing is that EMA seem to be trying to do it right this time. Read More
I’ve been re-reading the ISO IDMP implementation guides. These were distributed for comments towards the end of last year, and we expect revised documents for the main two (covering ISO 11615 – medicinal products and ISO 11616 – pharmaceutical products) soon.
Although I’m used to reading long technical documents – the XEVMPD and UDI ones for example – I hadn’t read an ISO implementation guide before, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I found the ISO IDMP standards themselves to be very good and I think I assumed that these would be of similar quality and usefulness. Unfortunately, in their draft state at least, I must admit I was disappointed.