Global standards can save up to 44,000 lives per year globally.
(McKinsey Report: Strength in Unity. 2012)
Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in North America.
(Makary MA, Daniel M. Medical error–the third leading cause of death in the US.)
Global standards can save up to 25% of staff's time spent searching for supplies.
(McKinsey Report, Strength in Unity, 2012)
For every $1 million invested in global standards there is an estimated $8 million savings.
(Dr. Anne Snowdon. Visibility: The New Value Proposition for Health Systems. 2016)
GS1 Canada’s national healthcare strategy is to create a movement that brings together stakeholders across the healthcare sector to actively advance awareness of the impact of GS1 global standards on improving the quality, safety and sustainability of Canadian health systems.
Major healthcare organizations, manufacturers, distributors and GPOs/SSOs are standing behind the National Movement. They are showing their dedication and commitment as noted in the endorsement letter below.
To show your support for the National Movement and add your logo above, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.567.7084
With the implementation of GS1 global supply chain standards, the Healthcare sector can realize almost limitless improvements in operational efficiency and avoid preventable harm to patients.
GS1 global standards help address major challenges identified by the Healthcare sector, including:
Read more about how the National Movement towards GS1 global standards will help save lives, save money and save time