GS1 is a neutral, non-profit organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility in supply chains. GS1 Healthcare is a global, voluntary, healthcare user group developing global standards for the healthcare supply chain and advancing global harmonisation. GS1 Healthcare consists of participants from all stakeholders of the healthcare supply chain: manufacturers, wholesalers & distributors, hospitals and pharmacy retailers, regulatory agencies and trade organizations.
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Security, traceability and efficiency in healthcare are currently at the forefront of government regulations and industry concerns around the world. Sector-wide implementation of automatic identification and data capture and traceability systems will improve patient safety by reducing medication errors, fighting counterfeiting and enabling more effective product recalls and adverse-event reporting.
GS1 Standards provide a global framework for automatic identification and data capture, electronic data interchange and traceability.