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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

Improving Patient Safety and Supply Chain Efficiency with Data Standards The Basics of GS1 Standards in Healthcare

Presented by Jean Sargent,
Director, Aspen Healthcare Metrics
Past President, AHRMM
GS1 Healthcare US and GS1 Global Healthcare Leadership Team Member

Learn directly from healthcare supply chain industry veteran and current solutions provider specialist about the importance of the industry-wide movement to GS1 data standards. This informative webinar provides an introduction to GS1 Standards, the benefits to be gained, industry progress, and an overview of the Healthcare Provider and Supplier Tool Kits to help you get started.

CEUs: Attendees may earn 1.0 Contact Hours toward CMRP Certification or .1 Continuing Education Units for this session.

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New! GS1 Healthcare US Open Industry Call provides a forum for the healthcare community to:

  • Stay informed of GS1 Standards use across the healthcare provider, medical device, and pharmaceutical communities
  • Discuss the impact of standards on business practices and legislation or regulation
  • Learn best practices being leveraged by the industry today
  • Hear updates from the work of the GS1 Healthcare US Community Groups, Workgroups, and Task Forces

Who Should Attend:

U.S. healthcare professionals responsible for patient safety and supply chain efficiency including distributors/wholesalers, government agencies, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), healthcare providers, industry associations, manufacturers, pharmacies, solution providers.

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GS1 US Data Quality Workshops

In this workshop GS1 US experts will guide you through the GS1 US Data Quality Program including the necessary steps needed to establish or enhance a data quality program for your organization within a standards-based framework. Topics include a review of the GS1 GTIN Allocation Rules, GDSN Package Measurement Fundamentals, the concept of an effective data quality framework, and an overview of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, including a review of the 5-point best practice guidance for new item setup.

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Sunrise 101: Progress and Developments on GLN Adoption and 2012 GTIN Sunrise

The U.S. healthcare industry is rapidly adopting standardized location and product identification numbers. “Sunrise” dates have been set for industry-wide implementation. This informative session will review the definition of each sunrise date, phased implementation plans with detailed steps for each supply chain partner, GLN Sunrise lessons learned from industry leaders, as well as the strategies for applying these best practices to meet the 2012 GTIN Sunrise.

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For Software Solution Providers: The Basics of GS1 Standards in Healthcare

This how-to session provides an overview of GS1 Standards, the benefits to be gained, and how you as a software vendor can support GS1 Standards implementation. Hosted by Sisters of Mercy/ROi and presented by industry members.

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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 Tutorials

“How-to” training sessions for effectively utilizing the features of the GLN Registry for Healthcare.

GTIN Implementation

GTIN 101 for Healthcare Product Identification

The use of standardized product identification ensures the accuracy of product information throughout the healthcare supply chain from manufacturer to point-of-care. Reliable product data enables more effective product recalls, efficient traceability, and improved business processes. That is why many organizations and companies throughout the U.S. healthcare supply chain have announced their support to adopt the GS1 Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) by the industry-accepted sunrise date of December 31, 2012. 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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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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GS1 DataMatrix 101 for Healthcare

GS1 DataMatrix barcode use will quickly gain traction in U.S. healthcare. The FDA, at this time, is considering allowing its application on all unit of use items for pharmaceuticals and biologics. GS1 DataMatrix use is already allowed on vaccines, and when the FDA releases its Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulation it will also be allowed on medical devices. This 50 minute webinar provides the history of the GS1 DataMatrix, how it differs from a generic datamatrix barcode, and the verification process. This webinar is an overview and not a technical description. It is an intermediate session and should be taken after the GTIN 101 for Healthcare Product Identification and Manufacturer’s Barcoding is an Art and a Science webinars. (27:00)

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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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GTIN 201 for Software Suppliers: Product Identification in Hospital IT Systems
This intermediate level session for hospital software suppliers will teach attendees about the GTIN data structure, use of the GTIN in EDI transactions, sharing and storing standardized product information from the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) within MMIS systems, customer needs, and how to integrate the GTIN into your IT systems to support the healthcare provider.

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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 101 for Healthcare  

The GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) serves as an authoritative source of standardized healthcare product information and provides an efficient way for sharing this information to ensure that all supply chain partners are using identical, up-to-date, reliable product data. Attend this session to gain a better understanding of the GDSN messaging terms and what a data source and data recipient are responsible for managing. Topics also include the publication subscription process and best practices for data synchronization.

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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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2015 Readiness Workshop Preview Webinar

This webinar provides participants a preview of the workshop content designed to help you to understand both the business and technical aspects of tracking and tracing serialized product through the supply chain and how to leverage this data to increase visibility into your processes.

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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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