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GS1 Healthcare works to embrace the speed of change and continues to assist standards implementation, but at the same time recognises new developments that can influence and accelerate that implementation - all the way to the patient.

The strategy is specifically designed to ensure that the activities until 2022 deliver substantial progress towards the GS1 Healthcare vision and mission.

 

Harnessing the power of open, global standards to address the challenges of healthcare and benefit patients worldwide

The 2018-2022 strategy comprises three main areas designed to:

Ensure that current activities are maintained to drive deeper standards implementation.

Further enhance the already increased focus on healthcare providers (hospitals and retail pharmacies) and bring the patient increasingly into focus.

Allow monitoring, influencing and action, where appropriate, to engage with merging technology developments.

GS1 standards enable healthcare’s digital thread

The digital thread, is a situational depiction representing the application of GS1 standards in healthcare in a simple and powerful way. It demonstrates healthcare stakeholders and their interrelationships, communicates graphically how GS1 standards apply in healthcare today and gives a view of the future in 2022 driven by the activities of the strategy.

GS1 standards enable healthcare’s digital thread

The digital thread’s multi-dimensional view encompasses:

Key healthcare stakeholders
Key healthcare stakeholders
Relationships and connections between stakeholders, and to the patient as the ultimate beneficiary
Relationships and connections between stakeholders, and to the patient as the ultimate beneficiary
The role of GS1 standards that can enable these connections
The role of GS1 standards that can enable these connections
The current status of implementation of GS1 standards
The current status of implementation of GS1 standards
A look into the future, including the anticipated changes to implementation driven by the strategy activities.
A look into the future, including the anticipated changes to implementation driven by the strategy activities.

Contact GS1 Healthcare

For more information, visit our website contact GS1 Global Office Healthcare team