GS1 Australia

GS1 Australia

GS1 Australia is the leading provider of standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. We bring businesses and industries together. This blended community comes to GS1 Australia for advice, networking and solutions to their supply chain challenges.

GS1 Healthcare works closely with the healthcare industry, both locally and globally, to support improvements to safety and quality in the health value chain through development and implementation of GS1 standards specific to health.

GS1 standards provide a global harmonised and integrated framework to manage supply chain information. Our work in healthcare supports the implementation of unique identification to enable data capture of key value chain elements (products, locations, assets, activities, people, documents, shipments) and provide frameworks for sharing of key data needed to support an efficient health value chain. 

GS1 standards for healthcare providers enables electronic health records, improved patient safety, eCommerce and reduce supply chain operation costs. GS1 standards for healthcare product providers enable supply chain security and patient safety, increased supply chain efficiency and compliance with regulatory and customer requirements.

The use of GS1 standards increase visibility and security in the healthcare supply chain with the following benefits:

  • Ensure the safety of patients and healthcare professionals
  • Control the costs of production and procurement
  • Control logistics and supply chain costs
  • Facilitate itemised billing
  • Maintain regulatory compliance

They also contribute to:

  • Increasing the reliability of the physical tracking of products and materials
  • Reducing the number of supply chain partner disputes and optimising the coordination of orders, receipts and invoices
  • Eliminating duplicate inputs
  • Saving time in product preparation, shipping and receiving
  • Enabling targeted and efficient management of product recalls
  • Increasing reliability and optimising inventories
  • Improving the quality of service in medical care units
  • Enabling the automatic recording of data to ensure the quality of information and traceability

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