John Roberts, Director, GS1 Healthcare US, will be a visitor at our Oracle OpenWorld 2009 booth (#3108 Moscone Exhibition Hall) after this the upcoming event in San Francisco. He will available in the Loftware booth on Tuesday.Mr. Roberts, Loftware representatives, Oracle executives, as well as the leading Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority on impending UDI (Unique Device Identification) rulings are also gathering to lead a moderated panel scheduled for the opening day of Oracle OpenWorld 2009, October 12th. This panel, speaking on the topic “Improving Supply Chain Safety and Standards,” is expected to provide a preview of the FDA’s impending rulings on October 20th of UDI requirements under the 2007 FDA Amendments Act. And, most industry experts anticipate the FDA will favor a GS1 approach for its UDI mandate.
As Director, GS1 Healthcare US, Mr. Roberts oversees an industry group focused on driving the voluntary but universal adoption and implementation of GS1 standards in the healthcare industry to improve patient safety and supply chain efficiency. His most recent initiative has been as the program manager for the GLN Registry for Healthcare®. The Registry is the source for all healthcare locations within the United States. Prior to the GLN Registry, he pioneered the adoption of GS1 DataBar formerly known as Reduced Space Symbology and the Composite Component in U.S. Healthcare. Earlier he was with the US Department of Defense (DOD) in the role of ensuring that the military services receive the right medical product at the right time at the right cost.