NeHTa endorses GS1 Standards to identify and mark products

On 17th December 2012, the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) published an official Supply Chain Reference Group Communiqué promoting the use of GS1 Standards in terms of product identification and marking.


The document was developed in order to face rising demands from Australian Healthcare brand owners requesting better guidance and information on product identification. They are realising that more and more international suppliers are implementing barcoding on Healthcare products. The announcement clearly states that all Australian Healthcare companies should "align with global developments by using Global GS1 Standards".

Additionally, NEHTA Supply Chain Reference Group (SCRG) recommends that Australian and International Healthcare brand owners adopt GS1 Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC).

Read the Communiqué.