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GS1 Healthcare Newsletter
No. 24 – Spring / Summer – 2012
SPECIAL FEATURE:
GS1 HEALTHCARE CELEBRATES
ITS 21
ST
GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Global GS1 Healthcare Conference
Highlights: " When supply chain
meets eHealth "
A record number of more than 320 delegates attended the
event, which was hosted by GS1 Australia in conjunction with
the GS1 Global Office, with the National E-Health Transition
Authority (NEHTA) as the Industry Partner.
Healthcare professionals from 33 countries gathered for the
21
st
Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Sydney, Australia
on 20-22 March, to advance the implementation of global
supply chain standards and ultimately raise the bar on
patient safety.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Special feature: GS1 Healthcare celebrates its 21
st
global
conference 1
• Global GS1 Healthcare Conference Highlights: When supply
chain meets eHealth
• Immediate actions required concerning the safety of medical
devices
• New Zealand moving forward with GS1 Standards
• From July 1
st
2012, every Australian can choose to register for
an eHealth record
• Supply Chain Modernisation for pharmaceutical products in
Asia-Pacific Region
• Ensuring Healthcare supply chain traceability and safer
medicines supplies
• Johnson & Johnson roll out of GS1 Standards making progress
• Bounce Forward
Government & Regulatory News 5
• USA: FDA reviews 2004 bar code rule
• USA: Sanofi Pasteur launches 2D bar coding for paediatric
vaccines
• Europe: Public consultation of the EU concept paper for the
delegated acts
• Algeria: GS1 DataMatrix endorsed for Pharma products
serialisation
News from around the world 7
• Europe: EFPIA and GS1 join forces and agree on a shared vision
for product identification
• USA: Mercy/ROI and BD Collaborate to improve quality of care
and reduce costs
• The Netherlands: How hospitals are able to save more than
€100 million
• Japan: Bedside automatic verification using RFID: Pilot
underway
• SAP and Oracle move to support GS1 Standards
GS1 Healthcare update 9
• McKinsey to report on global standards for healthcare
supply chains
• GS1 Healthcare part of the EU eHealth Stakeholder Group
• Announcing the National Healthcare Reimbursement Number
(NHRN) Application Identifier (AI)
• securPharm Pilot project allows the parallel use of two codings:
IFA-PPN and GS1-NTIN
• Health Minister James Reilly opens the GS1 Ireland Healthcare
Conference
• GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN): A Major
Release underway
Upcoming events 12
• Information Exchange Standards meet Supply Chain Standard
• Local GS1 Conferences
• Global GS1 Healthcare speaking at the following events
• Global: GS1 Portugal to host the upcoming Global GS1
Healthcare Conference 23-25 October 2012
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