GS1 implentation is becoming essential for many healthcare policy makers and providers around the world. Newgate were early adopters of the GS1 standards both in Healthcare and other industries. Over the years we have developed competencies in the entire implementation cycle from barcode and RFID implentation, to data standard and catalogue application to tracking software.
Within a hospital environment we provide innovative tracking applications which make any transaction with a patient from staff interactions, to implant and pharmaceutical to surgical tray and scope tracking. In life sciences we track not only the equipment and chemicals but also their ingredients using the same standards and technologies.
For Medtech and Pharmaceutical companies this breadth of experience from patient and healthcare provider level , through your supply chain is almost unqiue in the industry and offers the potential for a fully integrated approach to GS1 implentation as well as improved customer reationship and alignment.
GS1 – Healthcare
Founded in 1977, GS1 is an international not-for-profit association dedicated to the development and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across multiple sectors. The GS1 System of standards is the most widely-used supply-chain standards system in the world.
GS1 Improves patient safety and enables more efficient healthcare delivery. When implemented, providers can more effectively identify medicines, medical devices, assets and returnable equipment in the supply chain using bar codes and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags as well as help to positively identify patients and staff as well as delivery and requisition locations.
How can GS1 standards can benefit your hospital?
• Improve patient safety.
• Reduce errors.
• Save money through improved efficiency.
• Improve care and security of patients.
• Verify identity of patients.
• Tackle counterfeit drugs.
These standards have gained global recognition and are in the process of being adopted in most developed countries and global manufacturers.
UK Department of Health - ‘Coding for Success’
US Adoption Timeline
Australia National Product Catalogue
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