Our goal is to work together with industry to support improvements to safety and quality in healthcare through the implementation of GS1 standards.
This newsletter highlights some of the initiatives within the local and global healthcare community where GS1 standards have been implemented as part of improving healthcare.
Early Bird registration is open for GS1 Nexus conference 2019
Our healthcare plenary within this multi-industry event will focus on the increased ‘digitising’ of healthcare with the emphasis on continued safety, balanced with the need for efficiency improvement and the bridging of gaps between the supply chain and other sections of the health ecosystem.
TGA Consultation - Proposal to introduce a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system for medical
Submissions close 18 February, 2019
The TGA are exploring the feasibility of introducing the UDI systems in Australia for medical devices. All stakeholders are encouraged to participate in this initial consultation to help ensure there is a clear picture of the end to end requirements, use cases and benefits that such a system could bring to Australian healthcare and patients.
European Union Falsified Medicines Directive is LIVE
The landmark rules to enhance patient safety within the European Union including 2D Barcoding and Anti-tampering devices on all pharmaceuticals, plus the implementation of European Medicines Verification System (EMVS) is in effect as of February 9th 2019.
New GS1 messaging standard for verification of products has been released
Driven by pharmaceutical regulatory requirements in the US, this new lightweight messaging standard has been designed to allow supply chain partners to verify the products in their supply chain. This is the first GS1 standard to include JSON and leverages the new Digital Link (Web URI) standard.
Point-of-Care scanning for surgical implants implementation guidance (US)
This guidance document was developed to support U.S. healthcare providers using GS1 Standards to implement of point-of-care scanning systems and capture unique device identifiers for implantable devices. Though some recommendations are market specific it is still a very useful tool for Australian providers.
Join the GS1 Australia Healthcare User Group (HUG) Leadership Team
Open to all GS1 Australia member organisations (excluding solution providers), the HUG Leadership Team is one of the important ways for healthcare industry representatives to help guide our work program. With some recent changes to participants' roles, we now have several positions available in this group. For more information visit Healthcare User Group. To express your interest or ask further questions, contact Healthcare Industry Manager Catherine Koetz.
The adoption of GS1 UDI standards - A Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery perspective
In January, Dr. Chun-Che Shih, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital will share the effects of UDI Standard Adoptions. If you missed this great HPAC webinar you can access the recording and presentations by following the link below.
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