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.

Australian Healthcare Industry Data Crunch Report

The Australian Healthcare Industry Data Crunch Report reveals the high cost of bad quality data and the effect on patient safety. The report highlights a range of areas where further adoption of the GS1 Standards and the National Product Catalogue (NPC) can significantly improve data quality, leading to savings of between AUD$30 million - AUD$100 million per annum.

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.

Implementing Unique Device Identification

This report details the efficiencies, savings, and improved care UDIs for medical devices using GS1 Standards will afford hospitals and patients.

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.

NHS Operational Productivity and Performance Review Published

An independent report by Lord Carter of Coles showing how GS1 standards can be used to increase productivity & performance, and lower cost in NHS Hospitals

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.

ESP - GS1 Pharma Serialisation Industry Readiness Survey Report

A report on the May 2016 ESP - GS1 Ireland survey on industry readiness for pharmaceutical serialisation.