The Global Language of Business

How to ensure medical traceability?

Barcodes can be used to identify products and patients as part of every caregiving process. This ensures that the right care is being administered to the right patient.

With the help of GS1 barcodes, hospitals can:

  • Keep accurate discharge records by linking products to patients
  • Better manage provision of information to medical device registries
  • Enable case-based costing
  • Manage high-risk products down to an individual serial number level

Implement our barcodes

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Our aim is to lead the healthcare sector to the successful development and implementation of global barcodes. Learn from other healthcare providers about how you can harness the power of global barcodes to enhance produce traceability to patients in your hospital.

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Healthcare Provider Advisory Council (HPAC)

Collaborate with healthcare provider peers via the HPAC. Participate in webinars and industry awards.

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Find answers to some of the questions most frequently asked about GS1 barcodes by healthcare providers.

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