HPAC Award Winners

HPAC Provider Recognition Award - 4-6 April 2017

The winner is François Bisch, Logistics Engineer at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe, France

François Bisch has been recognised for being a true ambassador for the implementation of GS1 standards in the past 30 years. At the GS1 Healthcare Conference in Berlin, he received the GS1 HPAC Recognition Award. GS1 barcodes have had a major impact on his professional life for the past 30 years, in which he started at the mass-market and moved to healthcare and hospitals. In consecutive years, François introduced in several hospitals in France the benefits of GS1 standards and worked on implementations that still stand out as good examples. He also regularly shares his GS1 knowledge and experiences at international conferences, influencing a broader audience.

HPAC Provider Recognition Award - 4-6 April 2017

HPAC Case Study Award – 4-6 April 2017

The winner is Elisabeth-Tweesteden Ziekenhuis from Tilburg, the Netherlands

The Elisabeth-Tweesteden Ziekenhuis from Tilburg the Netherlands, is the winner of the GS1 HPAC Implementation Best Case Study Award. The project “Less stock, more peace in the Operating Room (OR)” is based on a business case and started in 2012 for orthopaedic implants. A four-step programme creates not only an optimised supply chain for Operation Theatres (at three different locations), but also full digital traceability for medical devices based on lot numbers on all locations and for all medical specialties. At an early stage, they managed to create increased cost awareness among surgeons and nursing staff and sponsorship from the Hospitals Executive Board. The gains are proven by data and include stock reduction, cost reduction, optimal logistic processes, increased just in time delivery as well as increased patient safety by the availability of products and traceability.

HPAC Case Study Award – 4-6 April 2017

HPAC Provider Recognition Award – 25-27 October 2016

The winner is Mr Laing Yan, President of the Shanghai Pudong Medical Device Trade Association, China

Mr Laing Yan has been involved in GS1 Healthcare activities since 2008. He helped to drive the UDI developments of GHTF and IMDRF, as well as use of GS1 standards in China’s CIMDR UDI forum. Last year, Mr Yan created the first implementation of UDI-based traceability in Chinese hospitals, leveraging GS1 standards. Due to his passion about the standards and the benefits they can bring patient safety, in his current role Mr Yan continues to drive GS1 standards implementation.

HPAC Provider Recognition Award – 25-27 October 2016

HPAC Case Study Award – 25-27 October 2016

The winner is Hospital de Cascais Lusíadas Saúde, Portugal

By law in Portugal, hospitals need to re-package medicines to single unit / unit dose level. Whilst many hospitals have the required identification, batch, expiry and active ingredient only in human readable form on the packaging, Hospital de Cascais Lusiadas Salude decided to upgrade their process to leverage GS1 standards (including GTIN and GS1 DataMatrix). At the same time, GS1 standards for patient identification were implemented. Significant ROI was seen in less than 1 year with benefits including reductions in medication administration time per patient and time taken for administration per medication.

HPAC Case Study Award – 25-27 October 2016

HPAC Provider Recognition Award - 18-20 April 2016

The winner is Pascal Bonnabry, Chief Pharmacist, University Hospitals Geneva

HPAC Case Study Award - 18-20 April 2016

The winner is Ramsay Health Care

Awarded at the 28th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Budapest - October 2015


HPAC Provider Recognition award

The winner of the HPAC Provider Recognition award is Georges Nicolaos.

Winner HPAC Provider Recognition award October 2015

HPAC Case Study Award

The winner of the HPAC Case Study Award: an unprecedented result – two joint winners!

Winners HPAC Case Study Award October 2015

Awarded at the 27th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Mexico City - April 2015


HPAC Provider Recognition award

Winner HPAC Provider Recognition award April 2015

HPAC Case Study Award

Winner HPAC Case Study Award April 2015

Awarded at the 26th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Copenhagen - October 2014


HPAC Provider Recognition award

Winner HPAC Provider Recognition award October 2014

HPAC Case Study Award

Winner HPAC Case Study Award October 2014

Awarded at the 25th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Seoul - April 2014


HPAC Provider Recognition award

Winner HPAC Provider Recognition award April 2014

HPAC Case Study Award

Winner HPAC Case Study Award April 2014

Awarded at the 24th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in San Francisco - October 2013


HPAC Provider Recognition award

Winner HPAC Provider Recognition award October 2013

HPAC Case Study Award

Winner HPAC Case Study Award October 2013

Awarded at the 23rd Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina - April 2013


HPAC Provider Recognition award

Winner HPAC Provider Recognition award April 2013