GS1 Malaysia organises its first healthcare seminar

GS1 Malaysia organised its first healthcare seminar "Raising the Bar on Patient Safety and Supply Chain Efficiency" in April 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. 

Many international and local speakers presented the benefits in implementing GS1 Standards:

  • GS1 representatives: Keynote speaker Miguel Lopera, CEO of GS1 Global Office stressed the benefits of GS1 Standards in the healthcare sector, and Maria Palazzolo, GS1 Australia’s CEO, highlighted the Australian experience on how the GS1 Standards increased the efficiency in their healthcare supply chain through e-NEHTA (National E-Health Transition Authority)
  • Hospital representative: Feargal McGroarty, National Haemophilia System project manager at St James’s Hospital in Ireland, showcased how GS1 Standards reduced medication errors in his country.
  • Manufacturing companies: B.Braun Medical Industries & Pharmaceuticals shared their positive experience in implementing GS1 in their organisation
  • Regulatory body: Malaysia Medical Device Authority updated the participants on the latest requirements on the Malaysian Medical Device Act.