EAHP survey on the future potential of electronic product information (ePI)

With the digital transformation of healthcare in Europe in full swing, EAHP has decided to analyse the use of (electronic) patient leaflets and the future potential of electronic product information (ePI) with its newest survey targeting hospital pharmacists. EAHP's ePI survey seeks to collect information on both the use of printed package leaflets and the prevalence of the application of product information in a digital format. Also, the future use of ePI in European hospitals will be looked at.

Inspired by a project carried out in Belgium and Luxembourg evaluating the effectiveness of the electronic patient information leaflet and the key principles created by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) to guide the development and use of ePI in the EU, EAHP has embarked on a journey to collect input from its membership.

As outlined by the EMA in connection to its work on the ePI key principles, the product information of a medicine includes the package leaflet for patients and the summary of product characteristics (SmPC) for healthcare professionals. These documents accompany every single medicine authorised in the EU and explain how it should be prescribed and used. The package leaflet is provided in the medicine's box and can also be found, often as a pdf document, on the websites of EU regulators. In light of the digital transformation of healthcare, digital platforms open additional possibilities to disseminate the PIs electronically and to facilitate the work of healthcare professionals.

EAHP's ePI survey is available in English and 20 other European languages covering the majority of EAHP's membership. The deadline to provide feedback has been extended to 30th of April.

Access the English version HERE

Access the Bulgarian version HERE

Access the Croatian version HERE

Access the Czech version HERE

Access the Estonian version HERE

Access the French version HERE

Access the German version HERE

Access the Greek version HERE

Access the Hungarian version HERE

Access the Italian version HERE

Access the Latvian version HERE

Access the Lithuanian version HERE

Access the Macedonian version HERE

Access the Polish version HERE

Access the Portuguese version HERE

Access the Romanian version HERE

Access the Serbian version HERE

Access the Slovak version HERE

Access the Slovenian version HERE

Access the Spanish version HERE

Access the Turkish version HERE

Last update: 26 March 2021