GS1 works with the following organisations:
GS1 member organizations with the support of GS1 global office are a trusted, open and neutral source for governmental bodies and regulators. A partial list of these bodies includes:
- PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada)
- CIP/ACL (France)
- FDA: US Food & Drug Administration
- Ministry of Health New Zealand
- Ministry of Health UK
- NEHTA, Australia
- Ministry of Health Serbia
- Ministry of Health Japan
- United States Department of Defense (US DOD)
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
- Web site: www.who.org
GS1 is member of the eHealth Standardization and Coordination Group (eHSCG), a platform to promote stronger coordination amongst the key players in all technical areas of e-health standardization.
- Web site: www.who.int/ehscg/members/en/
GS1 is member of the Technology Sub-Group of the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT). IMPACT aims to build coordinated networks across and between countries in order to halt the production, trading and selling of fake medicines around the globe. IMPACT is a partnership comprised of all the major anti-counterfeiting players, including: international organizations, non-governmental organizations, enforcement agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers associations and drug and regulatory authorities.
- Web site: http://www.who.int/impact/en/
GS1 is a member of the Work Group Technology of the WHO IMPACT (Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force)
- Web site: www.who.int
Global Harmonization Taskforce
The Global Harmonization Task Force was conceived in 1992 in an effort to achieve greater uniformity between national medical device regulatory systems. This is being done with two aims in mind: enhancing patient safety and increasing access to safe, effective and clinically beneficial medical technologies around the world.
- Web site: www.ghtf.org
Health Level Seven is one of several American National Standards Institute (ANSI) -accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) operating in the healthcare arena. Most SDOs produce standards (sometimes called specifications or protocols) for a particular healthcare domain such as pharmacy, medical devices, imaging or insurance (claims processing) transactions. Health Level Seven’s domain is clinical and administrative data.
- Web site: www.hl7.org
ICCBBA—International Society Blood Transfusion
ICCBBA is a not-for-profit information standards body committed to enhancing safety for patients through standardisation. ICCBBA was established in 1995 by the International Society for Blood Transfusion in order to manage ISBT 128, a new global information standard for blood transfusion. In 2000, the scope of the ISBT 128 standard was extended to include cellular therapy and tissue transplantation products.
ISBT 128 provides a globally unique donation identification number, internationally agreed product codes, and a range of data structures for encoding critical specialist information.
- Web site: www.iccbba.org/
IHTSDO / SNOMED CT®
The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) is an international not-for-profit organisation based in Denmark. IHTSDO acquires, owns and administers the rights to SNOMED CT and other health terminologies and related standards. SNOMED Clinical Terms® (SNOMED CT®) is a structured healthcare terminology, consisting of more than 300,000 unique medical concepts, which provides the foundation for electronic health records. SNOMED CT® is used in more than forty countries and is rapidly becoming the global standard for healthcare terminologies.
- Website: www.ihtsdo.org/
ISO Technical Committee (TC) 215 Health Informatics
ISO Technical Committee (TC) 215 Health Informatics deals with Standardization in the field of information for health, and Health Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to achieve compatibility and interoperability between independent systems. Also, to ensure compatibility of data for comparative statistical purposes (e.g. classifications), and to reduce duplication of effort and redundancies.
GS1 is a formal liaison to the Committee and particularly active in working group 6 dealing with Pharmacy and medicines business. There are currently about 10 normative documents in process, most of them in the area of medicinal product registration, vigilance, etc., involving manufacturers, health authorities, IT solution providers.
- Web site: ISO TC215
- International Hospital Federation
- COCIR—European Coordination Committee of the Radiological and Electromedical Industry
- EAHP- European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
- EAHM—European Association of Hospital Managers
- EDMA—European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
- EFPIA—European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
- EGA—European Generic Medicines Association
- Eucomed—European Associations of Medical Device Manufacturers
- GIRP—European Association of Full-line Wholesalers
- ABHI (UK)
- ABPI (UK)
- ARGE Pharmazeutika (Austria)
- ASLOG (France)
- Bundesverband der pharmazeutischen Industrie (Germany)
- BVMed (Germany)
- CGCOF (Spain)
- Cladimed (France)
- Eurpharmat (France)
- Farmaindústria (Spain)
- Fedifar (Spain)
- Fenin (Spain)
- LIF - The Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry AB
- PHAGRO (Germany)
- Pharmig (Austria)
- Verband forschender Arzneimittelhersteller (Germany)
Associations North America—US
- AHA—American Nurse Association
- Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)
- AdvaMed—US Association of Medical Device Manufacturers
- Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG)
- HSCSC—Healthcare Supply Standards Coallition
- Patient Safety Foundation
Associations North America—Canada
- Canada’s Research-Based Pharma Co.
- Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores
- Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distriubtion Management
- CareNET (Canada)
- Hospital Supply Chain Network (Canada)
Associations Pacific/Asia & Latin America
- JFMDA (Japan)
- Medical Industry Association of Australia
- Medical Industry Association of New Zealand
- Instituto Brasileiro de Ética Concorrencial – ETCO