Reports & Papers

Safer, More Efficient Care Starts With A Simple Scan

Hospitals worldwide are making significant changes to improve patient care, safety and outcomes, turning manual processes into digital ones. GS1 standards are critical enablers of this transformation.

GS1 Value of Trusted Product Data

To better understand the impact of trusted product data, GS1 talked with healthcare providers and government agencies from different parts of the world. This paper summarises perspectives about their journeys to transform their hospital or even an entire country’s healthcare system for greater efficiencies, lower costs and improved patient outcomes.

McKinsey Report - Strength in Unity

A McKinsey and Company report highlighting the cost savings and patient safety benefits of adopting a single global supply chain standard in Healthcare. The report “Strength in unity: The promise of global standards in healthcare” is the first of its kind to quantify the benefits of a single global standard for Healthcare supply chains.

Practical use of barcode standards for patient safety and activity based costing in operating theatres

Risks to patient safety occur when there is a mismatch between a patient and the care they receive. GS1 standards help to reduce the risks to patient safety.



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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