MVS Roadmap 2020 Release 1.06
Intended Audience: End-Users and Software Suppliers
Date of Change: 27 November 2019
Situation: The Roadmap for components of the EMVS continues to develop. As we move into 2020 we are updating this bulletin to provide advance warning to End-users and their software providers, such that they can make effective preparations. A new version of the MVS software (Core R1.06) will be released in Q1 2020 designed to work with new versions of the EU-Hub and other national MVSs to improve the End-user experience.
Background: The UK MVS will be upgraded to:
- With this release, a new interface, v4, will be deployed and the v2 interface of the MVS will be retired:
- End-user connections via software using the v2 interface will no longer work
- SecurMed UK is working with software suppliers to ensure that users are migrated to a version of their solution compatible with this change.
- Improvements to reduce Alerts:
- Alert messages will no longer be distributed when a product is not found in the system. The system will still generate an exception NMVS_NC_PC_01 ‘Product not found’
- A ‘Whitelist’ of batches that have not been (or will not be) uploaded to the MVS will be excluded from NMVS_FE_LOT_03 ‘Batch not found’ Alerts
- In the v3 interface an existing return code NMVS_NC_PC_06 ‘Product code not available in the system (no alert)’ will be returned. No alert will be raised.
- In the v4 interface a new return code NMVS_NC_PC_15 identifies that the corresponding batch was found on the list. No alert will be raised.
- Technical Improvements:
- The G101 Product Master Data download, will be paginated to improve performance. Each page, limited to 10,000 entries per page, will be downloaded separately.
- End-users should be aware and prepare to revise their Standard Operating Procedure(s) (SOPs) to incorporate the changes to the Alert codes being received.
- Software providers should complete upgrading solutions still using the v2 interface
- A stepwise process of development must be employed. It is not possible to skip an interface i.e. v2 >> v4, as the NMVS only supports two concurrent interfaces.
- Software providers should plan to develop their software to connect using the v4 interface
- Perform a new software baseline test against v4
- Communicate any changes in their software to impacted End-users
- Migrate End-users to the new solution over the following 3-6 months
- Software providers should monitor the NMVS Software Supplier Portal https://www.swsnmvs.eu/ for changes to the SDK, the SecurMed UK website www.securmed.org.uk and the EMVO website www.emvo-medicines.eu
- Software Providers (and others) can subscribe to the EMVS Information service (EVI) at www.emvo-medicines.eu/evi/ where they will be notified of any planned downtime (or other service degradation).