Become a Member
Be at the table to help shape the future of Canadian healthcare. As a GS1 Canada member, you will stay up-to-date on business process improvements that promote productivity, traceability and patient care.
As a member, your organization has the opportunity to join leading-edge Carenet Community Groups, where you will play an active role in driving the development of a standardized healthcare supply chain.
By becoming a GS1 Canada member, you can:
- Be assigned a Company Prefix Licence, which will allow your organization to integrate global standards into its operations such as :
- Bar codes using Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for product identification to ensure no product is confused with another. The GTIN is also the key identifier linking to detailed information about a specific product in the Canadian Healthcare Product Registry.
- Global Location Numbers (GLNs) for unique party and location identification to ensure the right product arrives at the right location every time. The GLN is also the key identifier linking to detailed information about a specific location in GS1 Canada’s GLN Registry.
- Global Returnable Asset Identifiers (GRAIs) to help track your valuable healthcare equipment and assets
- Electronic Product Codes™ (EPCs) to drive the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
- Develop a common approach with your supply chain partners for implementing global supply chain standards such as bar codes, to achieve efficiency in operations.
- Participate in driving adoption through healthcare sector working groups developing implementation guidelines and tools to help effectively use standards-based processes.
- Collaborate and network with healthcare sector leaders to share best practices and maximize the benefits of common supply chain standards for Canadian healthcare institutions.
- Access practical online education modules and implementation guidelines.
- Ensure the needs of the Canadian healthcare community are represented in the global healthcare supply chain standards development process.