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GS1 Healthcare Reference Books

The GS1 Healthcare Reference Books have allowed
GS1 to compile an impressive set of success
stories and best practices from around the world
about GS1 standards implementation in the healthcare
industry.

Stories of successful implementations of GS1 standards

Stories of successful implementations of GS1 standards

GS1 standards are enabling the transformation of healthcare around the world

1WorldSync: Leveraging the GDSN to improve the healthcare supply chain

1WorldSync: Leveraging the GDSN to improve the healthcare supply chain

Complete and accurate master product data are essential for healthcare providers to deliver the best possible care to their patients. Ideally, product master data should flow freely and efficiently from manufacturers to healthcare providers.

Fresenius Kabi: First to provide healthcare providers with GS1 EPC enabled RFID tagging at the dosage level

Fresenius Kabi: First to provide healthcare providers with GS1 EPC enabled RFID ...

Fresenius Kabi, a global healthcare company, launched an ambitious program to support healthcare providers and become the first in its industry to tag vials of medication using Electronic Product Code-enabled radio frequency identification (EPC/RFID) technology.

The company’s goals: Each container of medication would have an encoded EPC that carries the globally unique product code, unique serial number, expiration date and batch/lot number. The product code would consist of the Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®) with an embedded National Drug Code (NDC), which identifies the manufacturer. The RFID tags would have to comport with the dielectric properties of the drugs, not impede manufacturing speed, and eventually be brought to scale across the company’s extensive portfolio of pharmaceuticals.

Connected, continuous and complete: Implementing Scan4Safety using GS1 standards at the core of the patient pathway

Connected, continuous and complete: Implementing Scan4Safety using GS1 standards...

Hull University Teaching Hospital (HUTH) wanted to replace its manual and paper-based processes with automated ones that would capture data at points of patient care, connecting the data and linking it directly to each patient. Routine and recall processes took significant time away from staff caring for patients.

CareScan+: Enabling safer, more efficient patient care while reducing costs

CareScan+: Enabling safer, more efficient patient care while reducing costs

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust began its GS1 standards-adoption journey as one of six selected demonstrator sites involved in the Department of Health and Social Care’s Scan4Safety programme.

To fully meet the requirements of the Scan4Safety programme, a point-of-care scanning solution was necessary to facilitate the convenient and practical capture and recording of events taking place during each episode of patient care. However, when implementing and using scanning at the point of care, staff found that there was no all-encompassing scanning solution available to meet their needs.

Netcare: Investing in GS1 standards and quality product information for patient safety

Netcare: Investing in GS1 standards and quality product information for patient ...

The Netcare Group (Netcare) in South Africa operates the largest private acute care hospital, primary healthcare, emergency medical services, mental health and renal care networks in the country. With a continuous focus on providing the best and safest health and care to each patient, Netcare wanted to transform its paper-based business and clinical processes to ones that are automated, digital and highly efficient.

Enhancing patient safety by implementing an electronic system for medical orders and GS1 barcode scanning

Enhancing patient safety by implementing an electronic system for medical orders...

The Paediatric Teaching Clinical Hospital wanted to transition from its manual, paper-based processes of ordering and administering medicines into automated ones, supported by GS1 standards. One major goal of the project was to improve patient safety and significantly minimise (or even eliminate) medicationrelated errors.

GS1 Digital Link helps deliver valuable e-leaflet information to healthcare providers and patients

GS1 Digital Link helps deliver valuable e-leaflet information to healthcare prov...

In November 2019, amendments were made by the Japanese government to the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Act (PMDAct) with the aim to enhance patient safety. One amendment called for the transition from paper-based to electronic leaflets (e-leaflets) for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Traceability standards enabling a safer, more efficient rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine

Traceability standards enabling a safer, more efficient rollout of the COVID-19 ...

As COVID-19 vaccines became available, Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) needed an efficient and effective way of receiving, administering, tracking and reporting vaccinations across its more than 40 Centralised Vaccination Clinics (CVCs). It was important for the HSE’s National Immunisation Office (NIO) that no dose was wasted and that batches of vaccine could be tracked to the point of vaccination.

Serum Institute of India: Implementing UNICEF guidelines for distribution of COVID vaccines

Serum Institute of India: Implementing UNICEF guidelines for distribution of COV...

Serum Institute of India needed a to comply with the UNICEF mandate for seamless delivery of vaccine to various parts of the world.

ACT Health uses GS1 standards to create innovative solutions to fight COVID and build trust with their population

ACT Health uses GS1 standards to create innovative solutions to fight COVID and ...

When the COVID-19 virus hit Australia, the Australian Capital Territory’s health system (ACT Health) faced the challenge of containment, testing and administering vaccinations.

Sanofi uses GS1 standards in clinical trials for significant operational and human health benefits

Sanofi uses GS1 standards in clinical trials for significant operational and hum...

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe. The global biopharmaceutical company wanted to improve the efficiency of its operational processes related to investigational products that, in turn, would deliver numerous benefits for its healthcare providers and patients.