Healthcare section picture


Member News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 03 2022. This week, Pure Clothing wins Pitch '21 at Arnotts. Read on for more.


In order to automate the reading process, the SSCC is most often encoded in a barcode symbol known as a GS1-128. An SSCC can also be encoded in other symbols such as GS1 DataMatrix barcode or an Electronic Product Code (EPC®)–enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag.

Read article

Securing trust in the global COVID-19 supply chain

The use of global GS1 standards means that every vaccine, in any location around the world, is uniquely identified by a barcode and can be traced from manufacturer to patient quickly, efficiently and safely.

Read the report

Watch the video

CHI Asset Management Case Study

New Case Study: GS1 in association with CHI and Fexillon set out the vision for teh future of digital asset management in a hospital plant room setting

Read more and watch video


New report by Deloitte supports use of GS1 standards for identification, barcoding and traceability across the healthcare supply chain

Read more about the report


Imagine a world where PPE is tracked, and the stock is in the right place at the time it is needed. Scan4Safety is now enabling the delivery of better patient care, clinical productivity, and supply chain efficiency in Ireland, writes GS1 Ireland Director of Innovation and Healthcare Siobhain Duggan.

Read article

Barcode Image

Standards Spotlight Episode 2: GTINs

Is a GTIN just a bunch of random numbers? What size should a barcode symbol be? Find out more in episode 2 in our Standards Spotlight series.

Healthcare Newsletter Subscribe

GS1 Ireland Healthcare Email Updates are sent approximately every 6 - 8 weeks. You can opt-out at any time.


Once the dust has settled on the introduction of the Falsified Medicines Directive, there is a real opportunity to do more with the 2D barcode on the prescription packs.

Read More About This