This news probably isn’t all that unexpected but it isn’t without its major implications. After all, Premier’s healthcare alliance works with 2,200 not-for-profit hospitals. The news exactly: Premier has selected 1SYNC as its data poolfor accessing product information in the Global Data Synchronization Network® (GDSN®). And 1SYNC, as you probably know, is the leading data pool for the GDSN, which is a standard developed and maintained by GS1. As the news release notes:
More than 19,000 companies, primarily in the retail, hardware and consumer packaged goods sectors, use it to access information for more than 3 million products; healthcare is a growing portion of the GDSN, with 1SYNC connecting the largest number of healthcare suppliers.
More background information about Premier, 1SYNC, GDSN, and the overall momentum for GS1 standards in healthcare is in the release via the link above.