How to spend more time with patients?

Our standards can be used to automatically capture information identifying products, locations and patients. They help to ensure accuracy and create efficiencies that allow caregivers to focus on their patients. 

With the help of GS1 standards, clinical staff in hospitals can:

  • Ensure the correct products are in the locations needed
  • Stop spending time searching for items or ordering stock
  • Be freed from undertaking activities such as packing surgical kits
  • Create a more streamlined environment freeing up time for clinical staff to care for patients 

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Our aim is to lead the healthcare sector to the successful development and implementation of global standards. Learn from other healthcare providers about how you can harness the power of global standards to help caregivers spend more time with patients.

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