The GS1 System of Standards for Healthcare has won the endorsement of more than 50 leading Healthcare stakeholders from around the world.
The Healthcare stakeholders expressed their strong support in a signed position paper endorsing the adoption of GS1 as the global standard best suited for their industry. They took this action after
McKinsey & Company published a report stating that ‘significant patient safety benefits and cost savings can be obtained by implementing and using a single global standard in Healthcare’. The
stakeholders who are calling for that standard to be GS1 represent major manufacturers, distributors and hospitals around the world including the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan.