GS1 Digital Link in Healthcare
A single barcode for identification, authentication and access to information for medical products
With GS1 Digital Link, patients and healthcare professionals will be able to scan a single GS1 barcode on a medical product or pack to access a wealth of digital information about the product.
The introduction of GS1 Digital Link does not mean that the use of the barcode is changing. Quite the contrary: Manufacturers, distributors and hospitals will still use the ubiquitous barcode for years to come, for many different purposes like traceability and point-of-care scanning. Yet, now with GS1 Digital Link, they will have the additional opportunity of accessing relevant information online.
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Source: GS1 Global website 06 June 2019