The Context, Role and Adoption of the IPS in the Global Ecosystem

Three deliverables on the context, role and adoption of the IPS in the global ecosystem will be submitted to the Commission this month.

The deliverables firmly established the use case for disaster response teams and the welfare of children to benefit from the creation and use of the IPS. They have also defined the main areas of educational content that are needed to maximise clinician and patient endorsement and use of the IPS and identified the kinds of benefit from the IPS that should accrue across stakeholders but found the need to urge for greater investments in evaluations of PS deployments and a co-ordinated European approach to highlighting the evidenced benefits.

The deliverables will be public after they have been accepted by the Commission or upon request.

Trillium-II – MOCHA Consultation Workshop on Child Health

On 21-22 November 2018, the WHO Regional Office for Europe kindly hosted a follow-on consultation building on workshops in EFMI MIE2018 and CEN TC251 to seek the views of the wider stakeholder community to review, develop, and refine ideas to suggest further actions necessary to progress the health data and record keeping and sharing aspects of childhood immunisation in Europe in a systematic and child-centric way. This stakeholder consultation was attended by representatives from the WHO Europe, member state countries, SDOs, ECDC, Vaccines Europe, Joint Action on Vaccinations and members of the Trillium-II and MOCHA projects.

The main discussion points during the workshop went around common interface to immunization registries and patient summaries, the Yellow Vaccination Card, reasons for non-immunizations as well as Home-based records.

During the workshop, it was also discussed which work strands and projects that would support this agenda, who would lead these projects, who would contribute under what coordination mechanism, and what funding or resources are available or needed to advance this agenda.

A report from the consultation workshop will be available in December 2018 and results of the work will go into D4.1 of the Trillium-II project.

Compete for the Trillium-II prize!

The Trillium Prize will be awarded to the organisation that, in the opinion of a panel of judges, has done the most to promote the beneficial use of the FHIR IPS for international medical information exchanges.

The competition will close on 1st May 2019. Winners will be announced at an appropriate event in Europe a month thereafter.

To enter the competition, please contact Lene Taustrup,

Further information or questions, please contact

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Use of the IPS in a disaster situation

The Trillium-II project (, participated in the 5th European Union Module Exercise (EU MODEX-Ro) to evaluate the International Patient Summary (IPS) in the context of a disaster management and emergency response exercise. EU MODEX-Ro took place in sites around Bucharest on 14-18 October 2018, hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania. EU MODEX-Ro was the largest medical exercise in the history of the European Union with more than 3500 participants and by number of teams and participants it was the largest Medical Module Exercise within the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism with participants from all member states, 600 role players and 2000 medical injects.

Read more here.

Trillium-II – MOCHA meeting for “Digital health policies for Children’s Health” workshop report

Strengthening children’s immunization in Europe through health data standards: Connecting Patient summaries to EU vaccination cards and immunization registries.

Twenty European experts met in Brussels earlier this week for a two day meeting to propose how best to improve the availability of up to date immunisation information on children when they are seen by a health or care professional. This information may be vital in emergency situations, to determine the level of immunity of a child who has been exposed to an infection risk, such as tetanus or meningitis. It can also be useful for the care professional to advise a child or parent if the child is due for a vaccine or booster or has fallen behind schedule. It also fits within the context of both the EU and WHO seeking to drive higher child immunisation uptake, and effective holistic child health care.

Medical and public health experts in child health, including representatives from the WHO, met with representatives from several national immunisation programmes, experts in electronic health records and international health informatics standards, and representatives of the European Commission, to examine the data flows that would be needed to enable care professionals to be informed of immunisation status when they attend a child, the feasibility of harmonising the core information at a European level, the data protection and ethical issues that would need to be catered for, how better supply of immunisation status could facilitate improved uptake, and what practical steps might be recommended for action in the near future. The outcomes of this meeting and a suggested plan of action will be explored in more depth at an event hosted by the WHO in November 21-22, 2018, in Copenhagen.

The meeting was hosted by CEN TC251 in Brussels and was organized in the context of the collaboration of TrilliumII (DG CONNECT ) with the MOCHA project which explores the primary care policies for Children in 30 countries (DG Research – ).

MIE2018 Datathon Competition

Trillium II collaborated with the MIE2018 Local organizing Committee, Vitalis, Ramsey Systems and Firely in the organization of the MIE2018 Datathon, in Gothenburg April 23-25, 2018. The special topic of the DataThon was chronic patients with Asthma and Trillium II explored the role of an extended patient summary in supporting the health journey of patients with Asthma. Read more about the results here.MIE2018

The Trillium Prize

In order to promote the International Patient Summary (IPS) that the Trillium II project is developing, we will be offering a prize for the organisation that does the most to promote the beneficial use of the IPS for international medical information exchanges.

We have now established a set of detailed criteria for the Trillium Prize and identified a group of worthy judges for the competition.

Our next step is to identify an appropriate EU-wide event at which to award the prize, expected to be in late 2018 – once that is sorted, we will be announcing details of how to apply.

If this appeals, you can pre-register with who will keep you updated with progress. If you are the organiser of an appropriate event, please also get in touch with Charles.

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