To be exact, the specific name of this upcoming Barcode Point-of-Care (BPOC) event is: TerraPharma’s 2009 Annual unSUMMIT for Bedside Barcoding Conference. It’s not clear to me what is meant by ‘un‘Summit. TerraPharma, by the way, is self-described as …a peer-to-peer education exchange fueled by the conviction that barcode point-of-care (BPOC) technology is low-hanging fruit that delivers high returns for patient safety. So far, so good?
I’m posting this because my boss Christopher Little is big into this topic about which he writes with the benefit of years of experience in healthcare. I’m pretty sure he’ll have something to say about the stats offered in the news release announcing this event. But I’m also posting it because in no instance can I see any reference to GS1 in the news release. An oversight? An unnecessary detail? An obvious presumption that need not be confirmed in the news release? Or is it believed that GS1 is irrelevant to BPOC solutions?