Our global standards enable healthcare partners to have automatic and efficient access to product data location information and transactional messages.
Data synchronisation enables healthcare trading partners to share trusted product data, locally and globally, in an automatic and efficient way. This enable reduction in errors and increased efficiency. Inconsistent, inaccurate and outdated product information makes it, for example, nearly impossible for hospitals to conduct effective supply chain procurement. This can have a ripple effect across all other processes and systems in a hospital which require accurate and correct product information, ultimately affecting patient safety.
GS1 EDI provides global standards for electronic business messaging that allows rapid, efficient and accurate automatic electronic transmission of agreed business data between trading partners. The standards are used throughout the world in more the 15 sectors.
In the healthcare sector GS1 EDI is widely used by manufacturers, hospitals, pharmacies, Group Purchasing Organisation (GPO) and logistics providers. The widespread use has sometimes led to differences in interpretation and application. To alleviate this, GS1 has produced a process model, the Healthcare Interoperability Model and set of global implementation guidelines.