GS1 Canada

ECCnet Pharmaceutical Content

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Value to Healthcare Providers and Other Data Recipients

Patient Safety

  • ECCnet Pharmaceutical Content provides authenticated, trusted pharmaceutical images at the unit of use level, helping to enhance patient safety by ensuring the accuracy of the pharmaceutical image at each stage of the medication use process, thereby reducing risks that could contribute to medication errors.
  • With brand-owner validation of product images and information, you can be confident that the received data is accurate and up-to-date, allowing you to increase operational efficiency in key departments such as dispensation. With a searchable history of changes, you are always up-to-date on the product information, critical to ensuring patient safety and decreasing medication errors.

Global Standards

  • GS1 global standards create a common language to identify, capture, share and use data, ensuring critical information is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.
  • Ensure brand consistency and data quality by sharing standardized product data with multiple trading partners, ensuring interoperability across systems, as well as visibility and traceability throughout the entire supply chain.

Data Excellence

  • GS1 Canada’s commitment to data excellence ensures bilingual product data is perpetually cleansed and updated and 100% accurate and complete, helping to build trust between trading partners.
  • Processes such as brand-owner certification and real-time updates enable access to rich pharmaceutical information and images used to fuel efficient business processes and inform patients.

Single Source of Truth

  • Quickly and conveniently access the standardized, bilingual content you need when you need it from a single source of truth, rather than requesting content from each trading partner individually.

Meets Changing Needs

  • With regular updates based on user feedback, ECCnet Pharmaceutical Content meets the needs of the evolving regulatory and trading partner landscape.
  • A standardized source of pharmaceutical content enables trading partners to react quickly to changing Health Canada and other regulatory requirements.

Trusted Canadian Industry Expertise

  • Have confidence in GS1 Canada’s industry knowledge and expertise gained over 40 years of delivering global standards-based solutions built by industry, for industry.
  • As an industry-directed organization, GS1 Canada collaborates with boards, advisory councils and work groups composed of business leaders and subject matter experts across the value chain. This expertise ensures that the pharmaceutical content provided meets industry, regulatory and major trading partner requirements in Canada.

Flexible Extract Options

  • Receive bundles of certified product content through XML or Text file formats and images that are zipped into folders. Pharmaceutical content bundles are sent via FTP directly to you.