How GS1 Standards are used by healthcare providers
Risks to patient safety occur when there is a mismatch between a patient and the care they receive. Errors can occur at time of diagnosis, treatment or on-going care.There is an increasing need to improve traceability.
Hospitals can use GS1 Standards when implementing traceability solutions to ensure the reliability of data and to optimise processes. This in turn can 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.
The use of GS1 Standards in healthcare supports the 5 patients rights- right patient, right drug or device, right time, right dose, right route.
Are you being requested to provide GTINs for the products that you supply as a part of tenders for healthcare providers?
We are currently holding a series of short online flashtalks where we will demystify the GTIN and barcodes, and provide you with the knowledge you need to meet these requirements. See below links to the first two; What is a GTIN? and Which GTIN is this?
Read more in our Case Study section for Irish Healthcare, and read stories of implementation from across the world in the GS1 Healthcare Reference Books.