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GS1 Healthcare Awards | Provider Implementation Best Case Study

Safer services for patients: traceability of infant feeds. The Children’s Hospital Ireland (CHI) at Temple Street, Dublin received the GS1 Provider Best Case Study Award for the implementation of GS1 standards for ‘special feeds’ in the hospital.

The CHI treats vulnerable infants, such as with metabolic disorders, for whom special feeds are life-saving. A paper-based process to track the feeds was used, not only time-consuming, but also risk-prone. Sinead Moran is Special Feeds Unit Manager in CHI. Prior to working in CHI Sinead worked in several hospitals in the area of Central Sterile Services Department. Sinead was aware of the huge patient safety benefits and time savings that could be achieved by implementing electronic traceability. The CHI developed an electronic traceability system to ensure complete, real-time visibility of each special feed across the hospital; in stores; in the feed preparation area; on the ward, right to the patient. The critical information for traceability and product recall purposes includes product name, product barcode/GTIN, best before or expiry date, batch number and patient ID. Instant access to this information provides full visibility of stock at all times for patient safety, inventory and financial purposes, and fully complies with the legal requirements for food traceability and recall. The new system is quick, efficient and accurate and does not hinder the day-to-day work of healthcare staff in any way. The CHI treats vulnerable infants, such as with metabolic disorders, for whom special feeds are life-saving. A paper-based process to track the feeds was used, not only time-consuming, but also risk-prone. Sinead Moran is Special Feeds Unit Manager in CHI. Prior to working in CHI Sinead worked in several hospitals in the area of Central Sterile Services Department. Sinead was aware of the huge patient safety benefits and time savings that could be achieved by implementing electronic traceability. The CHI developed an electronic traceability system to ensure complete, real-time visibility of each special feed across the hospital; in stores; in the feed preparation area; on the ward, right to the patient. The critical information for traceability and product recall purposes includes product name, product barcode/GTIN, best before or expiry date, batch number and patient ID. Instant access to this information provides full visibility of stock at all times for patient safety, inventory and financial purposes, and fully complies with the legal requirements for food traceability and recall. The new system is quick, efficient and accurate and does not hinder the day-to-day work of healthcare staff in any way.

Children’s Hospital Ireland award

GS1 Healthcare Awards | GS1 Provider Recognition Award

In 2020 Dr. Hajo Reissmann, Medical Doctor & MBA, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany received the ‘GS1 Provider Recognition Award’

Dr. Hajo Reissmann is a Physician, specialised in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, with over 20 years of clinical and scientific work. The past ten years he worked in administration, controlling expenditures for medical supplies. He is very active in his hospital and beyond with standardisation using GS1 standards. Not only in Germany, but also at global level he works in projects promoting AIDC at the point of care and GDSN for quality master data. The jury recognised Hajo as GS1 standards advocate locally, in Germany and internationally. His major participation in the Healthcare Leadership Team is much appreciated, as is his exceptional and outstanding role and active involvement in GS1 standards development work, with deep and remarkable knowledge of the standards. Hajo’s questions - both to the experts as well as to the healthcare stakeholders - are always to the point and often challenging. He has a clear focus on patient safety and how to connect GS1 standards to the work of healthcare providers. Besides his great knowledge of the GS1 standards, Hajo is also well known for his sense of humour, that has been his great companion in the past years at global GS1 Healthcare Conferences, when he chaired several sessions and helped convey complicated messages in a simple and understandable manner.

Dr. Hajo Reissmann

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