32nd GS1 HUG Launched

On April 19th last GS1 Ireland hosted the first Irish Healthcare User Group (HUG) meeting and became the 32nd GS1 HUG to launch globally.

HUG Launch PhotoParticipants include HSE Procurement (Irish government health agency), HSE Patient/Medication Safety, St James’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Galway Clinic, DCC Vital, Pfizer, Molnlycke, DePuySynthes and IPHA (association of international research based pharma companies). 

The HUG’s mission is to increase Patient safety and improve efficiency and value in the delivery of healthcare (public and private) in Ireland, through the use of global standards.  “The launch of Ireland’s Healthcare User Group illustrates the significant progress made in the adoption of GS1 standards in a number of areas of healthcare in Ireland. The HUG can further facilitate communication about the adoption of GS1 Standards for Patient safety and efficiency savings, issues that are now central to the Government’s health strategy,” stated Siobhain Duggan, GS1 Ireland Director for Healthcare, on the occasion of the launch of the HUG in Ireland.

For more information about HUG activities in Ireland please contact Siobhain Duggan.