GS1 Compliance, GS1 Labeling and GS1 Traceability Standards Forge Aheadby svigneault on Oct 17, 2008 • 5:06 am No Comments
I just got a copy of the 66-page pdf entitled, DRAFT GS1 Global Traceability Standard GS1 Standards Document. By virtue of its length, and by the named contributors — 55 people in all from a Who’s Who in healthcare, among other concerns — I’d say it is a serious effort making timely progress.
Here’s how they describe this initiative in the document:
The goal of this document is to create a “GS1 Global Traceability Standard for Healthcare‟ using the GS1 System of standards. This is a PROCESS standard describing the traceability process independent from the choice of enabling technologies (see sections 6, 7.3 and 8). It defines minimum requirements for all stakeholders, organisations and countries and corresponding GS1 Standards to be used in combination with information management tools (see section 7.1). This is a building block for developing:
■ Traceability systems
■ Country specific traceability user guidelines
■ New GS1 standards that may be required (or leverage of existing standards)
As far as I know there is no public link to this pdf file. Chances are, if your interested in it or in being part of the process, GS1 is your best source.
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