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Haemophilia Treatment Traceability

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There were cases of infection of patients with Hepatitis C and HIV due to contaminated blood products. Infected products remained in the supply chain after recall leading to subsequent infection.

Using an electronic patient record, unique product identification, barcode scanning and an innovative mobile phone app for patients, St James's Hospital Dublin has delivered a world class, integrated and comprehensive solution for tracking and managing the treatment of Haemophilia patients.


Key Results

Total visibility of each unit of Haemophilia in the supply chain

5 million worth of medication removed from the supply chain

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Proven enhancement of patient safety and cost effectiveness in Haemophilia care using the GS1 system, St James’s Hospital, Ireland

The Healthcare Provider Advisory Council organises monthly webinars to discuss Provider Case Study Presentations. These webinars are open to any stakeholder interested in learning about GS1 standards implementation in the care giving environment.


Feargal Mc Groarty, National Haemophilia System Project Manager, St.James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland


During this webinar Feargal Mc Groarty, National Haemophilia System Project Manager, St.James's Hospital explains:

(1) the track and trace system for blood products;

(2) empowering the haemophilia patient;

(3) new possibilities and challenges.

The webinar audience is all stakeholders who wish to learn about the benefits of implementing GS1  barcodes in a blood supply chain, to enhance patient safety and cost effectiveness.

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