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GS1 Healthcare data sharing - GDSN

Our global standards enables healthcare partners to have automatic and efficient access to product data location information and transactional messages.

Global Data Synchronisation Network in healthcare

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 Inconsistent, inaccurate and outdated product information makes it, for example, nearly impossible for hospitals to conduct effective supply chain procurement.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.

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The implementation of the GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network™ (GDSN®) continues to grow globally in healthcare. GS1 Member Organisations (MOs) work closely with their local healthcare communities to reinforce the value of trusted data and the role GDSN plays in exchanging accurate, reliable, complete and timely medical device and pharmaceutical product information.

To simplify adoption and use, GS1 MOs and their communities have developed localised implementation and education resources to help other healthcare organisations leverage GDSN to improve master product data sharing and ultimately, deliver better outcomes and patient safety.

For a complete list of these implementation and training resources, refer to the GS1 MO list below: