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

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

Numbering and Barcoding in Healthcare


GS1 standards increase patient safety


New Australian pharmaceutical labelling requirements

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

Health providers endorse GS1 standards to support safety and efficiency


Do you meet requirements for UDI?


The value of trusted product data in hospitals


Healthcare EDI implementation kit

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UNSPSC Version 19 adopted across Australian Healthcare

Training & events