GS1 Healthcare Work Groups
- Standards Development Groups
- Public Policy
- Healthcare Provider Advisory Council (HPAC)
- Industry Engagement
- GDSN Healthcare
GSMP AIDC Healthcare Application Standard Updates Mission-specific Work Group (MSWG)
This Automatic Identification Data Capture (AIDC) work group directs its efforts to work with Healthcare trade items that were not addressed when the Healthcare AIDC Application Standards "Phase 1" work effort was implemented in the GS1 General Specification and other GS1 Standards. It also provides additional clarification on a few "Phase 1" aspects that are needed to simplify understanding to ensure consistent global implementation and provide continuous improvement for the use of the GS1 System in Healthcare.
The scope of this group includes:
- Review and update of the aspects of the GTIN allocation rules for healthcare trade items (e.g. GTIN non-reuse, etc.)
- AIDC identification, marking and labelling of healthcare kits, complex and/or configurable medical devices and software used with medical devices
- Clarification of the use and application of direct part marking in healthcare
- Clarification and update of recommendations for use of Human Readable Interpretation within Healthcare
Meeting Dates: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Meeting Times: 8:00-10:00 ET (Princeton) / 14:00-16:00 CET (Brussels)
Process Manager: Michael Sarachman
Co-Chair: Sue Schmid, GS1 Australia
Co-Chair: Peter Tomicki, Zimmer
How to join: http://www.gs1.org/gsmp/community/working_groups/gsmp#AIDCASU
GSMP Event Based Traceability MSWG (aka Pedigree Security, Choreography and Checking Service (SCCS)
This MSWG incorporates two Standard Development Work Requests (WRs): WR12-126 AND WR12-127. It will define technical requirements and solutions to enable event based Traceability in Healthcare. The solution to meet the specific business needs is to enhance the EPCIS standard to support checking of chain of custody/ chain of ownership and product identifier authentication (EPCIS is the standard used to capture event data for the purpose of traceability across supply chains) and to develop three new standards: Security, System Choreography and Checking Services.
Meeting Dates: Every Monday
Meeting Times: 11:30-13:00 ET (Princeton) / 17:30-19:00 CET (Brussels)
Process Managers: Janice Kite and John Ryu
Co Chair: Dirk Rodgers, Dirk Rodgers Consulting
Co-Chair: Frank Schmid, IBM
Co-Chair: Hussam-El Lithey, GS1 US
How to join: http://www.gs1.org/gsmp/community/working_groups/gsmp#PEDSECCHO
GSMP EPC Information Service (EPCIS) 1.1 and Core Business Vocabulary (CBV) MSWG
This group creates the requirements and solutions for the next versions of the GS1 EPC Information Service (EPCIS) and Core Business Vocabulary (CBV) standards, to address business needs arising in a variety of industries adopting EPCIS including the Food industry, Healthcare industry, and others. The goal is to broaden EPCIS to support a growing number of industrial users.
Meeting Dates: Every Tuesday
Meeting Times: 10:00-11:00 ET (Princeton) / 16:00-17:00 CET (Brussels)
Process Managers: Gena Morgan, John Ryu
Co-Chair: Andy Kennedy, Food Logiq
Co-Chair: Michele Southall, GS1 US
How to join: http://www.gs1.org/gsmp/community/working_groups/gsmp#EPCISCBV
GS1 Healthcare Public Policy Work Group
The Public Policy Work Group provides leadership in the conduct and interaction with global public policy makers / government authorities to influence the movement towards harmonisation of product identification, data synchronisation and traceability requirements in alignment with GS1 Global Standards.
The group also provides a forum for open exchange of information between end-user members on global public policy developments, monitors the global landscape of laws, regulations, directives, etc., around the topics of Healthcare product identification, data synchronisation and traceability, and establishes a framework and repository of global regulations and directives related to Healthcare Product identification as a reference for global members.
Meeting Dates: Every other Wednesday
Meeting Times: 10:30-11:30 ET (Princeton) / 16:30-17:30 CET (Brussels)
GS1 Staff: Ulrike Kreysa, Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet
Co Chair: Jackie Elkin
Co Chair: Neil Lawrence
Community Room: http://community.gs1.org/apps/org/workgroup/gs1hpublicpolicy
GS1 Healthcare Public Policy Database: http://healthcare.gs1.org/pp/Home.aspx
GS1 Healthcare Provider Advisory Council
The Healthcare Provider Advisory Council consists of thought leaders and early adopters of GS1 Healthcare Standards from the global clinical provider environment to identify projects that support the adoption of GS1 Healthcare Standards in Healthcare institutions and retail pharmacies, in order to improve patient safety, cost efficiency and staff productivity.
1. Be a forum for sharing and discussing the practical realities of implementation of GS1 Standards in the care giving environment in regards to the impact on clinical care and patient interaction
2. To identify projects that support the adoption of GS1 Standards in Healthcare institutions and retail pharmacies
3. To identify best practices and case studies for publication, presentation and sharing
4. Be a source of expertise and provide feedback and advice to those involved in GS1 standards development, the wider Healthcare stakeholder community and senior executives/decision-makers to gain their buy-in and support for implementation of GS1 Standards
Meeting Dates: Every Second Thursday
Meeting Times: 08:30-10:00 ET (Princeton) / 14:30-16:00 CET (Brussels)
GS1 Staff: Janice Kite
Tri Chair: Frederique Fremont
Tri Chair: Feargal McGroarty
Tri Chair: Doris Nessim
Community Room: http://community.gs1.org/apps/org/workgroup/gs1hpac/
GS1 eCom standards (EANCOM and GS1 XML) are used in the healthcare sectors by 19 countries. In order to support their use some Member Organisations have developed local implementation guides. However, no profiles or guides were developed on a global or regional level.
Scope of the group:
- Develop a guideline for global harmonised eCom messages for the Healthcare sector. Depending on the initial problem statement analysis this could be harmonisation of existing national implementation guides or a global HC process model;
- Scope Constraints of the eCom Healthcare Harmonisation Group: Industry Engagement is responsible for the completion of GS1 Guidelines therefore all work related to the modification of this document will be completed in the Industry User Group.
- If the initial analysis concludes that standards or implementation guidelines work are required, a Work Request to initiate a GSMP work stream will be created.
Requirements: The group should be comprised of experts representing trading partners from both sides of the trading relationship, third parties, and solution providers to ensure proper representation. The intent is to have balanced membership from the Healthcare user community to define and establish proper global standards with the clear intention of implementation of these.
Meeting Dates: every 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Times: 07:00 ET (Princeton) / 13:00 CET (Brussels)
Project Manager: Anders Grangard, GS1 Global Office
Sponsor: Jörg Pretzel, GS1 Germany
Chair: Hans Lunenborg, GS1 Netherlands
GS1 Business Unit Manager: Ulrike Kreysa, GS1 Global Office
GS1 Contact: Anders Grangard, GS1 Global Office
How to join:
If you are already a GS1 Community Room member: http://community.gs1.org/members.
If you are NOT a GS1 Community Room member: http://community.gs1.org/kmembership_info/person_signup.
Global Data Synchronisation Network Adoption in Healthcare
The GDSN Healthcare work group, through the leadership of the community involved in the implementation of GDSN in healthcare, develops program and strategies which help achieve critical mass by realizing consistent implementation of the GDSN across the global healthcare value chain, delivering reliable and trusted data to all participants.
This group is currently developing GDSN Use Cases which can bring significant value for both the supplier and the provider while improving patient safety. The objective is to enable the efficient exchange of accurate and complete product information across the healthcare value chain to fulfil specific needs. The exchange of information is facilitated by the use of the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN), GDSN Certified Data Pools and the GS1 Global Registry to ensure that the Provider's database is aligned and current with the manufacturer, as the source of the information.
Meeting Dates: Every two weeks
Meeting Times: Alternating times to accommodate participation from several time zones
Process Manager: Peter Alvarez
Co Chair: Barb Zenner
Co Chair: Steve Robba
Community Room: http://community.gs1.org/apps/org/workgroup/gs1_ie_gdsn_h/