Australian Healthcare Product Purchasers Intention Statement – NPC and eProcurement

As part of NEHTA's Supply Chain Reform Programme Review conducted in 2011, suppliers indicated that they were unclear as to how their product data loaded on the National Product Catalogue (NPC) was being used by Australian Healthcare Buyers.

Accordingly, the purpose of this Intention Statement was to provide pharmaceutical, medical product and consumable suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, etc. in the Australian healthcare market with a snapshot of current NPC and eProcurement activities in the public and some private healthcare provider market.

It is our intention to update and release a quarterly edition of the Intention Statement to keep the market informed of current and future use of NPC data (both for accessing product data with Global Trade Item Numbers [GTINs] as well as using the GTINs and Global Location Numbers [GLNs] as the foundation for eProcurement activities).