GS1 Guides

Safer, More Efficient Care Starts With A Simple Scan

Hospitals worldwide are making significant changes in their operations to improve patient care, safety and outcomes. They are turning manual processes into digital ones and realising the value of GS1 standards as critical enablers of this transformation.

Australian Healthcare Industry Data Crunch Report

The Australian Healthcare Industry Data Crunch Report reveals the high cost of bad quality data and the effect on patient safety. The report highlights a range of areas where further adoption of the GS1 Standards and the National Product Catalogue (NPC) can significantly improve data quality, leading to savings of between AUD$30 million - AUD$100 million per annum.

Preparing for UDI Implementation

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Commission and other regulators have made patient safety a strategic priority by developing legislation for Unique Device Identification (UDI). This short GS1 guide on Unique Device Identification for Medical Devices explains what UDI is and how it relates to existing GS1 standards for item identification.

Overview of UDI Requirements Leaflet

The GS1 System of Standards supports all stakeholders to efficiently and effectively meet UDI requirements by enabling interoperability within an organisation, between organisations and across borders. A single standard can ultimately accelerate implementation and increase compliance to the UDI regulations. This leaflet outlines UDI requirements in GS1 terms including product identification, barcode symbols and electronic data sharing.

GS1 Standards in Healthcare for Patient Safety

A brief introduction to GS1 Standards in Healthcare. Learn how GS1 Standards enable organisations to Identify, Capture and Share data to enable patient safety, efficiency and traceability.

GS1 DataMatrix in Healthcare

Global standards for automatic identification provide an opportunity to make the healthcare supply chain safer as well as more efficient and accurate. Healthcare regulators and trading partners have realised that a global standardised identification system from manufacturer to patient treatment is imperative to comply with the increasing need for product traceability around the world.

Medical Device UDI Data Sharing with GS1 GDSN

A short introductory guide to Medical Device UDI Data Sharing with GS1 Data Synchronisation Standards and the GDSN

GS1 Healthcare Acronyms and their Meaning

Some GS1 Acronyms commonly used in healthcare explained.

GS1 Ireland Healthcare Brochure

In today's changing landscape, healthcare providers across the globe must transform their processes to provide value, quality and safe care. They must also work to eliminate waste and inefficiencies; achieve financial sustainability; and leverage information technologies to improve performance. Hospitals are using GS1 Standards to ensure the reliability of data and optimise processes to reduce preventable errors, enhance Electronic Health Record management and provide transparency for better clinical and supply chain management.