GS1 Healthcare Acronyms and their Meaning

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2D
Two-dimensional
AI
Application Identifier
AIDC
Automatic Identification and Data Capture
CBV
Core Business Vocabulary
CIS
Clinical Information System
CoC
Chain of Custody
CoO
Chain of Ownership
CR/WR
Change Request / Work Request
DI
Device Identifier
DSCSA
Drug Supply Chain Security Act
EDI
Electronic Data Interchange
EHR
Electronic Health Record
eMAR
electronic Medicine Administration Record
EPC
Electronic Product Code
EPCIS
Electronic Product Code Information Services
FMD
European Union Falsified Medicines Directive
GDSN
Global Data Synchronisation Network
GDTI
Global Document Type Identifier
GIAI
Global Individual Asset Identifier
GLN
Global Location Number
GMN
Global Model Number (GS1 implementation of the European requirement for a “Basic UDI-DI”)
GMDN
Global Medical Device Nomenclature
GPC
Global Product Classification
GPO
Group Purchasing Organisation
GRAI
Global Returnable Asset Identifier
GS1 GO
GS1 Global Office
GS1 MO
GS1 Member Organisation
GSMP
Global Standards Management Process
GSRN
Global Service Relationship Number
GTIN
Global Trade Item Number
GTSH
Global Traceability Standard for Healthcare
HCLT
GS1 Healthcare Leadership Team
HIT
Healthcare Information Technology
HL7
Health Level 7
HPAC
GS1 Healthcare Provider Advisory Council
ICCBBA
International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation, Inc (Standard Organisation managing ISBT 128 - blood)
IDMP
Identification of Medicinal Products
IMDRF
International Medical Device Regulators Forum (formerly named GHTF)
ISQua
International Society for Quality in Health Care
ISO
International Standards Organisation
JIC
Joint Initiative Council
MSWG
Mission Specific Work Group
NHRN
National Healthcare Reimbursement Number
NTIN
National Trade Item Number
ONS
Object Name Service
PAS
Patient Administration System
PI
Production Identifier
PIA
Product Identifier Authentication
RFID
Radio Frequency Identification
SCCS
Security, Choreography and Checking Service
SNOMED
Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine
SRIN
Service Relation Instance Number
SSCC
Serial Shipping Container Code
TDS
Tag Data Standard
UDI
Unique Device Identification
UDID
Unique Device Identification Database
XML
eXtensible Markup Language