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GS1 standards in Healthcare

As a patient you are entitled to the best care. The use of our standards in healthcare increases patient safety, drives supply chain efficiencies and improves the traceability of medicines.

Healthcare specific standards already ratified

Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules
The Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules are designed to help industry make consistent decisions about how to manage the unique identification of trade items. These rules have been developed in accordance with the GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) and are considered a part of the GS1 system of standards. Overall costs are minimised while efficiencies and patient safety improve when all partners in the supply chain adhere to the Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules.
Global Traceability Standard for healthcare

Identification of Investigational Products in Clinical Trials Application Standard

Implementation Guidelines

GS1 AIDC Healthcare Implementation Guideline, providing guidance for using GS1 keys in a healthcare environment along with; procedures for recognising if additional data is required for types of products, needs for traceability, and marking requirements.
GLN in Healthcare Implementation Guide, a general guide for the implementation of GLNs in healthcare and as a guide this document: assists the reader in understanding; what is a GLN, how are GLNs applied/used, the GLN data structure, and steps for implementing GLNs.


Improving patient safety and supply chain efficiency

Please download the GS1 Singapore Healthcare brochure for more information.