GS1 US, AHRMM, HSCA and SMI to Hold Complimentary UDI Implementation Workshops for Healthcare Professionals

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Complimentary training sessions will guide healthcare professionals through GS1 Standards implementation to address the requirements of the new U.S. FDA unique device identifier (UDI) regulation.

GS1 US, the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) and the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) will hold complimentary training sessions to guide healthcare professionals through GS1 Standards implementation to address the requirements of the new U.S. FDA unique device identifier (UDI) regulation.

WHO: John Roberts, industry development director, GS1 US; Scott Brown, director of global standards, GS1 US; and Bob DeRosier, product manager, GS1 US

WHAT: GS1 US speakers will lead a series of virtual implementation workshops that will educate healthcare supply chain professionals on the best practices for using GS1 Standards to support the FDA UDI regulation including Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) requirements. Additionally, the workshops offer guidance on the use of GS1 Global Location Numbers (GLNs) in their business processes.


Virtual Implementation Workshops
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  •     March 18, 2015
  •     April 15, 2015
  •     May 20, 2015
  •     June 17, 2015
  •     July 15, 2015
  •     August 19, 2015
  •     September 16, 2015
  •     October 21, 2015
  •     November 18, 2015

DETAILS: GS1 is an FDA-accredited issuing agency for UDI. Global GS1 Standards, administered in the U.S. by GS1 US, are authorized for use by manufacturers to address requirements of the new FDA UDI regulation.    

The virtual workshops will cover the following:

  • The use of Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), GS1 barcodes and their UDI application.
  • How to submit information about uniquely identified devices to the GUDID, and how GS1’s Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) can be used to publish master data information
  • Structuring a GLN, creating GLN hierarchies and how to get started using GLNs with their trading partners.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Healthcare provider and medical device supplier master data managers, e-business managers, those managing and sharing medical device product master data, and other healthcare supply chain professionals with front-line responsibility for implementing UDI and GLNs within their organizations.

About GS1 US
GS1 US, a member of the global information standards organization GS1®, brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. Nearly 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).

Legal Disclaimer: GS1 US makes no warranties of any kind relating to the suitability of GS1 standards and the services to a company’s compliance with such regulatory standards, laws rule and regulations. GS1 US employees are not representatives or agents of the FDA, and the content of this publication has not been reviewed, approved or authorized by the FDA.

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