GS1 Conference Raises the Bar on Patient Safety

Healthcare professionals from 33 countries gathered for the 21st Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Sydney in March, to advance the implementation of global supply chain standards and ultimately raise the bar on patient safety.

A record number of more than 330 delegates attended the event, which was hosted by GS1 Australia with NEHTA as the Industry Partner. Since its debut in 2005, this is the first time the conference has been hosted in Australasia.

NEHTA’s world-leading National Product Catalogue was a highlight on the agenda. The system is one of the first in the world to focus exclusively on the needs of the healthcare industry and is endorsed by all state, territory and federal health departments.

In addition, NEHTA hosted an invitation only international Government Healthcare Supply Chain Think Tank to examine best practice in electronic healthcare supply chain reform from global public sector agencies. Both Peter Fleming and Dr Mukesh Haikerwal spoke at the conference.

Watch the GS1 wrap up video: