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Safer, More Efficient Care Starts with a Simple Scan

A constant challenge for today’s healthcare sector is to do more, better and with less.

As patient numbers grow, healthcare organizations are being asked to improve patient outcomes, prevent errors and control costs, all with the same or lower level of resources.

Watch the story of global standards in action in the UK

More and more healthcare organizations are embracing the value of GS1 global supply chain standards as a critical foundation for operational efficiency, system traceability and interoperability, and most importantly, increased patient safety.

While you may be using a barcode system in your organization, if it is not aligned with global standards, you are not getting the full benefit of system interoperability and traceability along the healthcare supply chain.

With over five billion GS1 barcodes read around the world each day in sectors such as foodservice and retail, a global movement is developing for the need of global standards implementation in healthcare. This is the only global standard to transcend the medical device, foodservice, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Implementing these standards in Canada will ensure that all healthcare stakeholders can identify products, patients, assets and locations across the entire supply chain using a common global language.

Learn more about GS1 Canada’s Healthcare Initiative

Everyone Benefits

Global standards make healthcare safer and more efficient with every scan. Whatever your role in healthcare, whether it’s your business or at your bedside, standards make a difference.

Find the Right Information for You:

Healthcare Providers

Healthcare Providers

Find out more on how Canadian healthcare leaders are beginning to work as strategic partners to drive the positive transformation of patient safety and supply chain efficiencies.



Manufacturers

Manufacturers

Find out more on how global standards contribute to transparent supply chain practices allowing for product innovation and increased product-demand forecasting to support growth and global market access.



Solution Providers

Solution Providers

Find out more on how the healthcare sector is united in moving towards standards for traceability, patient safety, supply chain effectiveness and interoperability.



About Standards Implementation

Case Studies

Case Studies

Read global case studies demonstrating how GS1 standards have improved patient safety and supply chain efficiency.

Research

Research

Read research supporting the implementation of global standards in healthcare.

Standards Implementation and Guidance

Standards Implementation and Guidance

Find out more about how you can begin to implement global standards in your organization.