GS1 Healthcare US Initiative Workgroups

Get involved to foster broad collaboration and help shape the future of the healthcare industry

GS1 Healthcare US® Initiative members provide technical and functional expertise to address key industry opportunities through the adoption and use of GS1 Standards.The initiative’s Workgroups bring targeted teams together to develop a variety of implementation tools, educational materials, and industry recommendations in support of the Initiative.

By participating, you can take an active role in driving positive change and innovation in your industry.

Choose what topic areas are of particular interest and importance to your organization:

  • Safer patient care
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Supporting regulatory requirements for U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification Rule (UDI)* and Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)**

All members of the GS1 Healthcare US Initiative are encouraged to participate in our Workgroups and may join at any time. 

Why join our targeted workgroups?

Joining a Workgroup allows you can get involved, foster broad collaboration, and make a difference—no matter your focus or expertise. As a participant, help identify challenges, explore solutions, and create adoption plans for:

To participate in any of these Workgroups, you will need to join the Initiative. To begin the process, please complete the application below. If your company is already a member of the GS1 Healthcare US Initiative, please contact us at and we would be happy to help you get started.
Apply to join the GS1 Healthcare US Initiative

*For information about the rule, see the U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification System

**For information about the act, see the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act

Disclaimer: GS1 US is the local GS1 Member Organization that supports implementation of the GS1 System in the United States. GS1 US employees are not representatives or agents of the U.S. FDA, and the content herein has not been reviewed, approved, or authorized by the U.S. FDA.

GS1 is a U.S. FDA-Accredited Issuing Agency for UDI, and GS1 Standards are authorized for use in implementing the requirements of the U.S. FDA UDI Rule.