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The following webinars are designed to address the specific needs of the healthcare community in understanding the benefits of the GS1 Standards and its implementation in U.S. healthcare. Additional webinars will be added as the need and the maturity of this movement to the GS1 Standards accelerates. In the future, you can look forward to courses on Traceability, the Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) and more.

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GS1 Standards Basics

GS1 System Explained

This short webinar provides an overview of the entire GS1 System. The standards and the organizations that provide implementation support for the standards globally and regionally. This is a foundational session. (16:00)

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GS1 Company Prefix

Business entities join GS1 US to obtain a GS1 Company Prefix in order to create GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) or Global Location Numbers (GLNs). But did you know that there are seven other identification numbers that can be created using a company prefix?. Learn about these data structures to leverage your investment in the GS1 System. This is a foundational session and should be taken after the GS1 System Explained session. (13:00)

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Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) 101 for Healthcare

This short webinar provides an overview of the GS1 SSCC used to identify logistics units, such as cases, cartons, or pallets, as they travel through shipping and receiving. When used in conjunction with electronic business transactions, the SSCC acts as a license plate, identifying the contents of the logistics unit. The use of Advance Ship Notice (ASN) with the SSCC from both a shipper and receiver perspective will also be covered. This foundational session should be taken after the GS1 System Explained, GS1 Company Prefix and GTIN 101 for Healthcare Product Identification sessions. (22:00)

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Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI)

This short webinar explains the Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI), its data structure, and examples of its use. This is an intermediate session and should be taken after the GS1 System Explained and GS1 Company Prefix sessions. (24:00)

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GLN Implementation

GLN 101 for Healthcare Location Identification

The use of standardized location identification not only ensures that the right product arrives at the right place at the right time, it also enables more efficient business practices and helps to drive down supply chain costs. That is why many organizations and companies throughout the U.S. healthcare supply chain have adopted the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN). Learn how you can achieve these benefits for your organization in this how-to session presented by a GS1 Healthcare US expert.

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GLN Registry

This detailed course will take you through using the GLN Registry. This module is approximately 1-hour in length and can be viewed in five-minute segments.

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GTIN Implementation

GS1 System for Healthcare: Manufacturer’s Barcoding is an Art and a Science

This webinar provides a basic understanding of the GS1 Standards that support product identification and automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) applications used in U.S. healthcare. Designed for manufacturers responsible for implementing GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and barcoding, topics covered in this webinar include: GS1 Barcodes (data structures and carriers), scanning system elements, barcode verification and validation, barcode quality practices, labeling (barcode placement and sizing), regulatory requirements and tools to help you get started. (37:00)

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GTIN 201 for Healthcare Providers: Product Identification in IT Systems & Contracts

This intermediate level session for healthcare providers will cover the initial steps for implementing GTINs in hospital systems. Attendees will learn about the components of the GTIN data structure, how to prepare for the integration of the GTIN into the IT systems and contracts of the hospital facility, the functions and stakeholders needed for your implementation plan.

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GS1 Healthcare US Healthcare Provider Community Group Meeting:
Featuring a Primer on Meaningful Use and FDA UDI-Related Activities

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GDSN Implementation

GDSN Healthcare Trade Item Attributes  

This session provides an overview of the attributes required for successfully synchronizing via the GDSN for healthcare in the U.S. Attendees will receive a comprehensive review of the key attributes and their definitions. This is an intermediate session and should be taken after the GDSN 101 webinar.

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GDSN for Healthcare - Simple Item Hierarchies  

Learn about synchronizing simple packaging configurations -- known as an "Item Hierarchies" in the GDSN. This session will cover how to identify a consumer unit vs. orderable unit using trade item unit descriptors (e.g., Each, Case & Pallet, etc.), how to link GTINs to form a hierarchy, as well as examples of several different hierarchies. This is an intermediate session and should be taken after the GDSN 101 webinar.

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2015 Readiness & Traceability

Traceability Adoption Open Industry Call

Discussion of legislative, regulatory, and implementation issues. Held weekly on Thursday, 4:00-5:00 PM ET. Dial in +1 866.910.4857, passcode 508618.

Pilot Web Panels

Hosted by the Traceability Pilots Task Force to support ongoing serialization and track-and-trace pilots, including 2015 Readiness Pilots. Held every other week on Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 PM ET. Dial in +1 866.642.1665, passcode 560634.

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Traceability 101 for Healthcare Providers Webinar

Learn more about: traceability/visibility in the healthcare setting, regulatory environment (including Federal and State Pedigree Regulations), benefits (patient safety and cost recovery) and the GS1 Healthcare US traceability adoption initiative. This session is available upon request as a webinar or onsite for large groups.

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