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.
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.
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 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.