The FAMHP and the NIHDI wish to remind prescription software suppliers of a number of homologation requirements for the order of presentation and selection of medicinal products and non-medicinal products.
Since 1 January 2020, prescription software suppliers are required to use the authentic source of medicines (SAM) as a data source to prescribe medicinal products on an outpatient basis. This is the 'open data' reference database made available on the eHealth platform. Suppliers of software for family doctors must meet a number of homologation criteria.
For this kind of software, it is very important that the medicinal products are presented, selected and sequenced in a transparent manner. It is therefore part of the homologation requirements of such software.
The FAMHP and the NIHDI wish to remind software suppliers of the need to respect these requirements both during the homologation process and afterwards.