National Product Catalogue passes quarter of a million milestone

NEHTA’s National Product Catalogue (NPC) has topped a quarter of a million Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and is continuing to grow strongly.

With more suppliers coming on board and more Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) added, the number of GTINs now totals 276,121 from more than 390 suppliers.  This equates to an 80% increase in the past two years.

The unique identification and bar coding of healthcare products and services can improve patient safety and NEHTA has worked successfully with GS1 Australia and all stakeholders to operationalise and enhance the National Product Catalogue and NEHTA eProcurement solution.

Australia’s world-leading National Product Catalogue is a single repository for product data about medicines, medical equipment and consumables and is hosted on GS1 Australia’s GS1net data repository.

The NPC 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. NEHTA is currently working with the New Zealand Government to develop a trans-Tasman National Product Catalogue that will build on our success in Australia and support more seamless trade for suppliers that operate in both Australia and New Zealand.

Aligned with GS1’s Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) standards, the NPC uses the standard identifier, the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), as the globally unique primary product identifier for every NPC record.

For more information contact Mark Brommeyer Manager Supply Chain [email protected]