The Global Language of Business

Global identifiers for enhancing efficiency and patient safety

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) recently published a collection of case studies explaining some of the benefits of using open, global standards to underpin digital transformation within hospitals. (May 2019)

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This collaborative work between the International Hospital Federation and GS1 focuses on how global identifiers (barcoding) can support the monitoring of safe healthcare and improve efficiency while reducing waste.

global identifiers for enchancing patient safety

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Source: GS1 Global Office


Giving time back to patient care

The initiative provides traceability of items used during surgery and procedures, improving the standard of care provided to patients and the Hospital's efficiency.