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.

Learn more about GS1 global standards in Hospitals

Ensure your technology solutions support standards

Our work in Healthcare

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2017 Healthcare User Group - Presentations

These newsletters highlight some of the initiatives in the local and global healthcare community where GS1 standards have been implemented as part of improving healthcare:

Healthcare newsletters

Each year GS1 brings together the best case studies from around the world to publish our Healthcare Reference Book. The cases are all designed to help other organisations understand how to use standards in their processes and to assist in developing business cases

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Healthcare Reference Books

The Healthcare Provider Database is a searchable tool that enables implementers to access information shared by other implementers based on their specific use case, region or need.

Healthcare Provider Database

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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Positive Patient Identification in ACT Health

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GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) Implementation Guide for Healthcare


Will your systems be lagging behind industry requirements?


Do you meet requirements for UDI?

The ‘digital thread’ represents the role of GS1 standards across the healthcare continuum.


Webinars to help you understand GS1 standards and how to implement them


Global Webinars

Learn from international health provider experts


Australian pharmaceutical labelling requirements


GS1 capable solutions

Ensuring your solutions can support standards

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GS1 standards increase patient safety

Health providers endorse GS1 standards to support safety and efficiency

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Healthcare EDI Implementation Kit


GS1 standards improving the patient journey