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GS1 Ireland Case Studies

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Traceability of vaccines within the CVC using TrackVax

Traceability standards enable efficient rollout of COVID-19 vaccine.

As COVID-19 vaccines became available, Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) needed an efficient and effective way of receiving, administering, tracking and reporting vaccinations across its more than 40 Centralised Vaccination Clinics (CVCs).

Scan4Safety: Delivering enhanced patient care at Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic 

Scan4Safety at Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic. View the case study video. 


RFID-enabled transport of precious laboratory samples at St. James's Hospital

St. James’s Hospital in Dublin uses GS1 standards-based RFID technology to track the movement of laboratory samples throughout the hospital, a solution that is part of the hospital’s broader traceability strategy called PATH (Patient and Asset Tracking in Healthcare).


Scan4Safety: Giving time back to patient care at Dublin’s Tallaght University Hospital

The “Scan4Safety” project at TUH is part of a new digital strategy in the hospital with the objective of improved patient safety, with the added benefits of giving time back to patient care and increased operational efficiencies.

Traceability of infant feeds

Best practice patient safety and traceability of infant feeds at CHI (Children’s Health Ireland) at Temple Street

The new electronic traceability system ensures complete, real-time visibility of each special feed across the hospital; in stores; in the feed preparation area; on the ward, right to the patient.

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Scan for Safety /Scan for Surgery St. James’s Hospital – leading global innovation in healthcare 

St. James’s Hospital has established the Scan for Surgery programme as well as introducing the automatic tracking of precious tissue samples. Both projects make use of GS1 standards-based technology to deliver improved patient safety and efficiency.

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eProcurement at St. James's Hospital, Dublin

Delivering world-class patient safety and efficiency in healthcare by taking paper and cost out of procurement. St. James's Hospital embarked on a proof of concept project using GS1 Standards to automate and standardise the end-to-end ordering process.

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Surgical Instrument Traceability 

The deployment of GS1 Identification and bar code standards in the Irish Health Service Executive’s (HSE) Central Decontamination Units (CDUs)



Scan4Safety is a pioneering initiative led by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the UK, that is enabling the delivery of better patient care, improved clinical productivity and supply chain efficiency in the NHS. 

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Haemophilia Treatment Traceability

Using an electronic patient record, unique product identification, barcode scanning and an innovative mobile phone app for patients St James's Hospital Dublin have been able to deliver a world class, integrated and comprehensive care solution for Haemophilia patients.

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Patient Safety and Efficiency: St James's Hospital Whitepaper

Achieving World Class Patient Safety and Efficiency in Irish Healthcare - a white paper from St James's Hospital Dublin on its eProcurement practices utilising a central standardised product catalogue and electronic business messaging (EDI).


Surgical instrument and loan set traceability, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.

The role of unique identification to enable surgical instrument and loan set traceability, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.

See also- examples from around the world in the GS1 Healthcare Reference Books.