IT software providers 

Pharmacies, hospitals and wholesalers (‘end-users’) must create an electronic connection to the Irish Medicines Verification System (IMVS) via the Internet and may do this using their existing dispensing and stock management software systems or standalone solutions developed internally or sourced from external vendors.

IMVO will work directly with the providers of these solutions (and internal software developers in wholesalers and the hospitals if required) to provide them with the software development kit (SDK) and support they need to create an interface between their system and the IMVS.

IMVO onboarding process for IT software providers

All software providers who want to connect their solutions to the IMVS must complete the IMVO onboarding process for software providers. There are four steps in this process:

1. The software provider is asked to complete a form to provide us with details about their organisation and the solution that is being developed to connect to the IMVS.

2. IMVO then completes a legitimacy check of the software provider to ensure that it is an appropriate organisation to be provided with the SDK.

3. The software provider is asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Solidsoft Reply (which has been contracted by IMVO to develop the IMVS) as they will provide the SDK.

(Once steps 1-3  are complete, the IT software provider is given access to the SDK and also to the IMVS test environment to test the connection between their solution and the IMVS.)

4. In order to connect their systems to the IMVS production environment, each software provider has to carry out specific self-certification tests on their solutions in the IMVS quality environment. 

From the time they are provided with the SDK, IT software providers have access to full technical support from Solidsoft Reply via an online portal and also a service desk which operates on a 12 x 6 basis. IT software providers do not have to pay any fees to IMVO.

 

Any new IT software provider interested in connecting their system to the IMVS should contact Robert Antal, IMVO IT Manager (email: robert.antal@imvo.ie) for further details.

Solutions available in Ireland

Several IT software providers have indicated to IMVO their intention to develop solutions for pharmacies, hospitals and wholesalers to connect to the Irish Medicines Verification System (IMVS).  IMVO is aware that these end-users are interested in finding about the different solutions available in the marketplace and has decided to include a list on the website (see table below) which will be regularly updated. This list is provided for information purposes only and should be read in conjunction with the disclaimers that appear below the table.


Clanwilliam Health

Contact Details:

Website : www.clanwilliamhealth.com

Email: colm.watters@clanwilliamgroup.com

Telephone: +353 71 919 3600

Name of Solution: PharmFMD

Description: (provided by software provider)
Standalone solution to send and track responses from the IMVO using a 2d scanner. Setup in a specific way to allow future integration into Pharmacy and Hospital systems once common trends within each setting are established.

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single and bulk of pack transactions granted 2nd May 2018.


F10 

Contact Details:

Website: http://www.f10.ie

Email: info@f10.ie

Telephone: +353 87 2240099

Name of solution: FMS Falsified Medical Solutions

Description: (provided by software provider)

We specialise in delivering cost effective bespoke solutions to fit any environment from individual installs to cloud based solutions that connect multiple points together is a single repository thus simplifying monitoring and reporting. We deliver tailored applications to best suit the environment they operate in and work with our clients to ensure our solutions fit their needs. 

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single and bulk of pack transactions granted 23rd April 2018.


HE Clissmann

Contact Details

Website : www.ezFMD.com

Email: info@ezfmd.com

Telephone: +353 1 4688700

Name of Solution: ezFMD

Description: (provided by software provider)
A standalone solution  can be configured to be used in a wholesaler, hospital pharmacy or retail pharmacy setting.

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single transactions granted 23rd April 2018.


McLernon Computers Ltd

Contact Details:

Website: www.mclernons.ie

Email: enquiries@mclernons.ie

Telephone: 1890 886001

Name of Solution: McLernon Computers MPS Stand-alone FMD module

Description: (provided by software provider)

Stand-alone FMD solution from McLernons providing a certified module and support to ensure compliance come February 2019.

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single pack transactions granted 24th July 2018.


medAspis

Contact Details:

Website: www.medaspis.com

Email: sofia.slok@medaspis.com

Telephone: +44 7455 388963

Name of Solution: medAspis Connector Plus

Description: (provided by software provider)

medAspis Connector Plus system was developed with the aim to reduce the impact of the change in the logistics processes to the minimum as well as to keep the cost with the Falsified Medicine Directive implementation as low as possible, without sacrificing patient safety and the quality of the system.

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single and bulk of pack transactions granted 16th July 2018.


Optel Group

Contact Details:

Website:  https://www.optelhealthcare.com/

Email: barry.long@optelgroup.com

Telephone: +353 61 480965

Name of solution: OPTEL Certa™ Software

Description: (provided by software provider)

An easily integrated, flexible solution for 100% compliance

OPTEL CertaTM Software performs barcode verification as well as decommissioning of prescription medication. In addition, by providing fast, safe and secure communication with the National Medicines Verification Systems (NMVS) of countries across the European Union, this unique web based solution provides healthcare professionals with an immediate solution for compliance in accordance with the European Union’s Falsified Medicines Directive (EU FMD). OPTEL CertaTM Software can be integrated into pharmacy systems or can be used with OPTEL's compatible decommissioning hardware devices.

Certa is designed to help hospital and retail pharmacies make healthcare more efficient by leveraging collected data. This process provides unmatched visibility into pharmacy operations and enables staff to focus efforts on what truly matters: delivering the highest quality of patient care.

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single pack transactions granted 7th August 2018. 


Quick Pharm Solutions

Contact Details

Website: www.quickpharmsolutions.com 

Email: sales@quickpharmsolutions.com

Telephone:  +353 1 8648735

Name of solution: EasyFMD

Description: (provided by software provider)

EasyFMD Lite - Developed for individual community pharmacies. EasyFMD Lite provides all necessary functionality to connect to the IMVO using hand held barcode scanners.

EasyFMD Plus - Developed for larger pharmacy chains, small hospitals and smaller wholesalers. EasyFMD Plus provides all necessary functionality to connect to the IMVO using hand held barcode scanners.

EasyFMD Enterprise - Developed for large hospitals and large wholesalers requiring high volume scanning capabilities. EasyFMD Enterprise works in conjunction with our versatile high speed conveyor scanning solution and is also compatible with hand held bar code scanners.

Status of system:
 IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single and bulk of pack transactions granted 23rd April 2018.

Solidsoft Reply

Contact Details:

Website :  www.verilite.eu

Email: verilite@reply.com

Telephone:  ​ + 44 (0)1256 375700

Name of solution: VeriLite

Description:
(provided by software provider)

VeriLite is a browser based application requiring no setup. Just connect your own barcode reader to your PC or Tablet and use your favourite browser to connect to the VeriLite home page. VeriLite enables you to fully meet the needs of the FMD’s delegated regulation. Built to exacting standards using Solidsoft Reply’s GAMP5 aligned Quality Management System VeriLite provides 5 different operating modes to suite all process scenarios and includes comprehensive reports and alerting. Solidsoft Reply are the only IT software provider to have engineered, the European Hub, National Blueprint Systems (implemented in 12 markets including Ireland) and a front end solution; VeriLite.

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single and bulk of pack transactions granted 21st May 2018.


TCK

Contact Details:

Website : http://www.nmvs-connect.com

Email: sales@nmvs-connect.com

Telephone:  ​ +49 221 2613 6097

Name of solution: NMVS Connect​

Description:
(provided by software provider)

NMVS Connect is the simple way for smaller wholesalers, hospital pharmacies and other dispensing parties to comply with the Delegated Regulation at once and at minimum cost.

NMVS Connect is a web-based stand-alone application that works platform and device independent.

The reading of the Data Matrix Codes can be performed either with an USB Scanner or the device integrated camera. The application is also running on industry standard handheld computers with integrated scanners (e.g. Honeywell Intermec).

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single transactions granted 2nd May 2018.


TouchStore

Contact Details:

Website : www.touchstore.ie

Email : info@touchstore.ie

Telephone : +353 61225655

Name of Solution : TouchStore Stand-Alone FMD Module

Description: (provided by software provider)

A certified Stand alone FMD solution from Touchstore that can be integrated into our dispensary software in the future.

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single and bulk of pack transactions granted 27th July 2018.


Tracelink

Contact Details:

Website : www.tracelink.com

Email: gsmith@tracelink.com

Telephone:  ​+44 (0) 203 907 2324

Name of solution: EU FMD Compliance Service​

Description:
(provided by software provider)
A comprehensive fully supported GxP service to connect wholesalers, retail pharmacy and hospitals to their national repository. The service is available as a stand-alone, integrated or mobile interface.

Status of system: IMVO Technical Connection Certification for single transactions granted 1st June 2018.


Disclaimers:

1.       All software providers who are developing solutions for the Irish marketplace and have received the SDK have been asked if                  they wish to have their details published on the IMVO website. The list above only includes those who have responded to that               request with a go ahead to publish and is likely to expand as others reply.

2.       IMVO cannot warrant in advance that any of the solutions listed above will pass IMVO’s self-certification tests (where they are               available).

3.       IMVO will not carry out an in-depth review of the relevant solutions:

 a.     IMVO’s self-certification tests simply demonstrate that the system is correctly connected to the IMVS but they do not assess                 in any way the interfaces that will be provided to end-users or any other features or functionality.

 b.     Other than confirm that it is connected correctly to the IMVS (if and when it passes IMVO’s self-certification tests), IMVO                         cannot warrant that any solution will meet the specific needs of any end-user.

 c.     It is a matter for end-users to assure themselves that any system they buy for the purpose of verifying and decommissioning                 medicines meets their specific workplace requirements.