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.
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
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.
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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.
About Standards Implementation
Case Studies and Research
Read global case studies demonstrating how GS1 standards have improved
patient safety and supply chain efficiency, and,
read research supporting the implementation of global standards in healthcare.
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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.
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.
standards help you
Find out more on how the healthcare sector is
united in moving towards standards for traceability, patient safety, supply chain effectiveness and
standards help you
Protect patients by ensuring products are traceable forever.