GS1 Standards in Healthcare for Patient Safety

Together, we're making it possible to follow drugs and medical devices from the manufacturer to the patient, improving patient care.

GS1 Standards enable patient safety, efficiency and traceability.

GS1 Standards in Healthcare CoverIn today's changing landscape, healthcare providers across the globe must transform their processes to provide value, quality and safe care. They must also work to eliminate waste and inefficiencies; achieve financial sustainability; and leverage information technologies to improve performance. Hospitals are using GS1 Standards to ensure the reliability of data and optimise processes to reduce preventable errors, enhance Electronic Health Record management, support outcome-based medicine and comparative effectiveness, and provide transparency for better clinical and supply chain management. Regulators around the world are looking for better traceability of product for both Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices and the industry is leveraging GS1 Standards and the support of GS1 experts to prepare for these new requirements and to ensure regulatory compliance.

In this short 2 page leaflet we'll introduce you to the three constituent parts of the GS1 Systen - standards to enable organisations to Identify items, Capture data and Share information about them, in a mutually understandable way.


Giving time back to patient care

The initiative provides traceability of items used during surgery and procedures, improving the standard of care provided to patients and the Hospital's efficiency.

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