2013 News Archive

St. James's Hospital publishes first Medical Surgical Tender requesting GS1 Standards information

St. James's Hospital has published their first Medical Surgical Tender requesting information from the supplier market about GS1 Standards. The Tender titled ‘Respiratory Critical Care and Anaesthetic Products’ was published on eTenders 10th December 2013.

Obama signs Drug Quality and Security Act into law

Obama signs H.R. 3204 into law, setting the wheels in motion for the FDA to develop a national track-and-trace system for medicines.

St James Hospital acknowledged at both Irish and Global Healthcare Awards

At the Irish Medical Times Healthcare Awards 2013 the NCHCD at St James's Hospital won a commendation in the “Best use of Information Technology” section. Additionally Feargal McGroarty, Project Manager at St James's Hospital has won the GS1 Healthcare Provider Advisory Council Recognition Award.

DePuySynthes wins Med Tech Instrument Traceability Award

Mark Coffey of DePuySynthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has been presented with the 'Best Improvement in Patient Safety' award for a Tracking Solution for Orthopaedic Loan Sets.

NHS confirms GS1 as absolute standard

NHS England's 'Better Procurement, Better Value, Better Care' report released earlier this week has made several references to GS1 standards as being at the forefront of its new strategy to drive down the costs of procurement while improving its service in the process.

New Stakeholder Video Available

Watch the new Healthcare Stakeholder Video and hear about the benefits of implementing Standards directly from industry users.