Healthcare Provider Advisory Council (HPAC) webinars


HPAC Webinars

The Healthcare Provider Advisory Council organises monthly webinars to discuss Provider Case Study Presentations. These webinars are open to any stakeholder interested in learning about GS1 standards implementation in the care giving environment.

When: Each month.
Who: Healthcare stakeholders interested in learning about GS1 Standards implementation in the care giving environment.
Why: Learn about successful GS1 standards implementations via case study presentations.


Next webinar: Thursday 13 September 2018

  • Who is are the speakers?

    Speaker: Dr. Pieter Helmons, hospital pharmacist at St Jansdal Hospital in Harderwijk, the Netherlands

  • What is the webinar about?

    Yes we scan! Minimizing medication administration errors through successful change management.

    Dr. Pieter Helmons will explain:

    1. The strategy to assure 100% availability of barcoded medication at the bedside and more than 95% scanning compliance;
    2. When implementing barcode scanning, make sure all medications throughout the hospital are barcoded at the start of the project;
    3. Focus is key! The scan rate in the hospital is 96% and this way they are able to ‘catch’ at least 10 errors a day;
    4. Making it easy to do it right; Don’t scan everything! Create an institution-wide BCMA policy describing where to scan and what to scan;
    5. Praise your nurses! Barcode scanning is a major change of workflow! We all have the same goal, so create a team spirit;
    6. BCMA compliance requires continuous monitoring; it is not a one-time implementation if you want to make it a success; BCMA is the standard in US hospitals: the technology is there, start now!


  • Who is attending?


    The webinar audience is all stakeholders who wish to learn about patient identification in a large teaching hospital, the challenges and benefits.

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