GS1 GDSN helps healthcare Group Purchasing Organisations share information with their members
Thanks to the GS1 GDSN, product information from healthcare-sector manufacturers can quickly and accurately feed the information systems of hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacies in France. Patients benefit.
RESAH and GAM are healthcare group purchasing organisations (GPOs) based in France. Each of their suppliers can have thousands of product references. It’s one big reason why they have both chosen to use the GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network for their electronic catalogues: GS1 GDSN makes it quicker, simpler and more efficient for suppliers to get all those products into their catalogues.
GS1 GDSN boost efficiency for all involved
By deploying catalogues that call upon the GS1 GDSN, RESAH and GAM can directly feed product information into the management systems of hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacies in a structured, interoperable format.
This makes it fast and easy for healthcare-sector manufacturers to make more of their products available to their members.
The impact is measurable: Suppliers who do not take advantage of GS1 GDSN have an average of merely 20 products on RESAH’s or GAM’s purchasing portals, while suppliers who do use GDSN have more than 10,000 products on average—a real testimony to the ease of automated data exchange. Manufacturers were also able to get their products to market three to six times faster by using GDSN.
@GP’s solutions for GS1 GDSN make it possible
GAM and RESAH can seize all these benefits because they are working with @GP, a GS1 GDSN-Certified Data Pool.
@GP helped both organisations set up their product content and synchronise it with their trading partners—allowing them to decrease the time and money they spend on data management, reduce errors by eliminating manual processes and bring new products to market quickly and easily.