Registration and welcome coffee
A starter session on GS1 standards
Introduction to global standards for Identify, Capture and Share
Opening Plenary Session – Hospital Implementation
A session for both suppliers and providers, to learn about hospital implementations from around the world.
Opening remarks and welcome to the conference
Opening discussion - Healthcare, trends and developments – global and local
NHS Supply chain strategy
Mr. Alan Foster, CEO, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)
GS1 standards in German hospitals
Procurement and patient care
Enhancing patient safety by medication checking
Supply chain, traceability and patient safety
Healthcare Provider Advisory Council (HPAC) Award
The GS1 HPAC provides two awards for:
Presentation of winner of the "Provider Recognition Award"
Presentation of winner of the "Provider Implementation Best Case Study Award"
Introduction to conference charity
GS1 Healthcare supports a local charity with 5 EUR for every received feedback form.
Introduction of afternoon sessions and the poster reception
Two breakout sessions about bedside scanning or hospital collaboration.
Participants can choose from the parallel sessions:
Bedside scanning – facilitated by European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)
This session discusses the reasons and approach for implementing bedside scanning. Topics discussed will include:
- External and internal drivers for hospitals to introduce bedside scanning
- Benefits, including reducing medical errors, improving quality of care, enabling traceability
- Implementation considerations and keys to success, e.g., the suppliers’ role in identification of medications; patient & caregiver identification
- Costs – initial and ongoing interoperability of systems
Hospital collaboration – Healthcare providers collaborating to drive efficiency and safety using GS1 standards
Groups of healthcare providers are now more actively starting to collaborate to communicate a consistent message regarding the need for GS1 standards to help drive efficiency, accuracy and ultimately, patient safety. In this session, representatives from healthcare providers and government entities who have implemented GS1 standards in collaboration with their peers will share their experiences, advice and lessons learned. Panelists include:
Two breakout sessions about hospital implementations or Public Policy (pharmaceuticals and vaccines).
Participants can choose from the parallel sessions
In this session hospitals will share their experiences on implementing GS1 standards in the care giving environment with highlights on the positive effect on workflow and staff time, in operating theatre and traceability, the overall gain in patient safety.
They challenge the audience on drivers, why and where to start, sponsorship and funding, issues to overcome in implementation realities and their successes.
Public Policy: Pharmaceuticals and vaccines
Regulatory requirements and initiatives from around the world related to pharmaceuticals and vaccines – normally a closed group; it is only open for this session.
Discover the latest GS1 Healthcare implementations and initiatives developed by GS1 member organisations – vote for the best poster.
International Government Healthcare Supply Chain ThinkTank
(by Invitation only)
Open to international government healthcare organisations – discussions will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
Plenary session – Pharmaceuticals/Traceability from manufacturer to patient
Traceability is an ubiquitous requirement in Healthcare – to improve patient safety through visibility in many business processes.
GS1 standards as the foundation for implementing the EU FMD
EMVO plus NMVO presentation (Bulgaria)
What Is Next After the Results of Implementing GS1 Pilot in the Public Health Supply Chains!
Pharmaceutical serialization and Traceability system in Korea
Egypt Roadmap to Tracing of Pharmaceuticals: Challenges and Milestones
EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and Beyond – Implementation Challenges for a Manufacturer
Implementation traceability system
The traceability regulation in US and roadmap towards implementation
Two parallel sessions - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Participants can choose which stream they wish to attend.
Pharmaceutical subjects - Ask the experts sessions (90 min each session)
Medical Device, Identification and Data Management
This session provides an in-depth look at identification, marking and master data management of high risk devices and the value standards add to medical device Unique Device Identification, including when used in implant registries and instrument tracking. Join this session and participate in a discussion with experts who share their experiences and offer advice for those undertaking these implementation steps, for either compliance with medical device regulation or for patient safety and improved outcomes at hospitals.
This session closes with a Q&A discussion including the speakers plus Mr. Volker Zeinar, Global Coordinator Auto-ID Affairs, B. Braun. (confirmed)
Two parallel streams - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Participants can choose which stream they wish to attend.
Pharmaceutical subjects - Ask the experts sessions
(repetition of 2 most requested from above) plus
Public Policy: Medical Devices
Regulatory requirements and initiatives from around the world related to medical devices – normally a closed group; it is only open for this session.
Networking event at Humboldt Carré, Behrenstraße 42, 10117 Berlin
Plenary session – UDI
UDI aims to establish a single device identification system that is consistent, unambiguous and globally standardised. The session provides an overview of the status on UDI across the world and informs on other initiatives regarding track & trace for medical devices.
Medical device regulation in Europe
Mr. Salvatore Scalzo, Policy and Legal Officer, medical devices, DGGROW, European Commission (confirmed)
UDI implementation at a SME
Master data management with GDSN
Plenary session – Worldwide implementations
Leveraging GS1 standards at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Traceability for vaccines in Nicaragua
USAID strategy for adoption of global standards for improved supply chain efficiency
Public-Private Global Supply Chain for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Wolfgang Herbinger, WFP Special Adviser (confirmed)
Inspirational speaker: Patients are ready to go digital - so are we?
Invitation to next conference in Chicago, USA
Site visits to hospitals in Berlin
Site visits (optional, by registration only, participants can choose one from below). Please note that the number of participants is limited.
The Paul Gerhardt Diakonie Services GmbH
The Paul Gerhardt Diakonie Services GmbH is a subsidiary of Paul Gerhardt Diakonie. Paul Gerhardt Diakonie is a major force in healthcare provision. Every year, some 113.000 patients are treated at the hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation centers operated by Paul Gerhardt Diakonie in Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt.
The Paul Gerhardt Diakonie Services GmbH supports hospitals and nursing care facilities in providing optimal patient care. These services include catering, strategic and operational purchasing as well as logistics for own and external facilities, operation of a central sterilization system, building cleaning, infrastructure and construction management. The management of outsourced services - such as medical technology, maintenance cleaning and laundry supplies - are also part of the portfolio.
The pharmacy of St. Hedwig-Kliniken Berlin GmbH
The pharmacy of St. Hedwig-Kliniken Berlin GmbH supplies all the departments and specialist departments of the St. Hedwig-Hospital, the Hedwigshöhe Hospital, the St. Joseph Hospital Berlin-Weißensee, the St. Josefs Hospital Potsdam and the Oberlin Hospital Potsdam-Babelsberg and the Addiction Therapy Center "Die Pfalzburger".
In total, it provides approximately 1,700 beds with medicines and anesthetics, self-made formulas, defects, mucous membrane disinfectants, infusion solutions and a proportion of laboratory equipment.
The attendees will get detailed insights regarding all relevant logistic processes in the hospital pharmacy.
The largest communal hospital group in Germany will give the participants an exclusive insight into their laundry logistics. Vivantes has been able to cope with the costs, among other things, with RFID-based flows. The necessary processes will be presented live at a guided tour in one of the Vivantes hospitals.
Visit the GS1 Germany Knowledge Centre in Cologne (optional and by registration only)
With the Knowledge Center, GS1 Germany has created a unique place for promoting GS1 Standards. Discover our Training, Competence and Innovation Center in Cologne!
Across 2,500 sqm, the GS1 Germany Knowledge Center is home to an inspiring Creative Lab, a supermarket, and a healthcare showroom including a pharmacy, a hospital and a production area.
Learn how this helps promoting and implementing GS1 standards in the healthcare sector and beyond.
Experience innovative use cases for GS1 standards ranging from direct marking to data quality, from tracking & tracing to anti-counterfeit.
Create the future of the healthcare sector by seizing the digitalization opportunity in our rapid prototyping session
Foretaste the upcoming changes in the Knowledge Center and get an exclusive preview on how the Center will be extended in summer 2017 including a brand-new innovation space.
GS1 Germany Knowledge Center
Stolberger Str. 108 a
Dress code: Business casual