Hospitals and other healthcare institutions have to comply with many rules. In some of those rules, GS1 may provide an added value.
Some examples of how our identification keys and barcodes contribute to this regulation.
The application of Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62 (FMD) which is effective from February 9, 2019.
On June 14, 2019, GS1 was designated by the European Commission as the issuer for Unique Device Identification (UDI).
By using GS1 identification keys and barcodes for both medication and medical devices, the hospital and the healthcare institution realize cost savings. And this, for example, by using the same material.