HUG Breakfast Briefing 26th Nov 2014

A Shared Vision for Healthcare – Building our Future

SJH Whitepaper CoverAchieving Patient Safety and Efficiency in Healthcare through Barcoding

In November 2014 the GS1 Ireland Healthcare User Group (HUG) hosted a Breakfast Briefing titled: "A Shared Vision for Healthcare - Building our Future - Achieving Patient Safety and Efficiency in Healthcare through Barcoding".

Copies of the presentations are now available to download below.

The GS1 Healthcare User Group (HUG) for Ireland was launched in April 2013 with the objective to create awareness and provide support to all stakeholders on the implementation of GS1 Standards to increase patient safety and to improve value and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare in Ireland. 

At the briefing the HUG presented an overview of the work conducted to date including: 

  • a national overview from the perspective of the HSE and the work conducted by the Healthcare User group to assess market readiness to use GS1 identifiers.
  • the proof-of-concept project conducted by St. James’s Hospital with a number of suppliers to automate the end-to-end ordering process, to replace existing paper based processes. The work conducted during the proof-of-concept links to the National Strategy for the HSE and is in line with the new Medical Device Regulation (Unique Device Identification – UDI) which is being implemented by the FDA and soon by the EU Commission to increase traceability of devices for patient safety purposes. 
  • a report on the excellent progress in Australia from Tania Snioch.

HUG Breakfast Briefing Presentations:

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To understand more about UDI please look at this excellent short video prepared by Roche on the work they are doing to be ready for the Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulation -

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