Healthcare is a complex and global industry sector.

The use of GS1 standards in healthcare assists in increasing patient safety, helps drives supply chain efficiencies, provides frameworks to improve the traceability of medicines and devices, and supports clinical process.

GS1 Australia works closely, both locally and globally, with the healthcare industry to develop and support the implementation of global standards and solutions, consistent with industry improvement.

While patient safety is paramount in healthcare, other drivers such as the ability to identify and authenticate pharmaceuticals and medical devices, track and trace products from manufacture to the point of care, improve efficiencies and enable 'value chain' improvement are also vitally important.

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Our work in Healthcare

As a reflection of the ongoing collaboration and support of the healthcare industry and our members, GS1 Australia has been involved in development and ongoing hosting of several industry solutions. Where a service has been specifically implemented to support Healthcare it is provided by GS1 Australia with governance from the healthcare industry, via working groups led by the Australian Digital Health Agency.

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Healthcare User Group 2017 – Safer, more efficient care starts with a simple scan


Do you meet requirements for UDI?


Implement GS1 standards

Learn from other healthcare providers


New Australian pharmaceutical labelling requirements

Explaining the misnomer of ‘GS1 compliance’


GS1 standards increase patient safety

Health providers endorse GS1 standards to support safety and efficiency

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How hospitals use GS1 barcodes to identify products, patients and care providers

Numbering and Barcoding in Healthcare

GS1 Guide to UDI implementation in the USA & EU

Identifying medications on primary package (position paper)

UNSPSC Version 19 adopted across Australian Healthcare