GS1 Host Healthcare Breakfast Briefing

(21 May 2013)

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GS1 Ireland hosted a Healthcare Breakfast Brieļ¬ng at the Clarion Hotel in Dublin’s IFSC last week, during the World of Health IT Conference and eHealth Week 2013. At the briefing delegates heard from three guest speakers:

  • Sorcha McKenna, Partner, McKinsey and Company on an independent report published in October 2012 (“Strength in Unity”) which highlights the cost savings and patient safety benefits of adopting a single global supply chain standard in healthcare;
  • Brian Thornley, Executive Director Global Customer Supply Chain, MSD on his organisation's approach to Pharma Serialisation and the benefits to be achieved through GS1 standards, including regulatory compliance; and,
  • Vincent Callan, Facilities Manager, St. James's Hospital on a hospital's perspective of adopting a global standards approach.

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                           Edward Sweeney of NITL with Roy Johnston of MSD and Sue Welburn of 
                                      UPMC Beacon Hospital at the GS1 Breakfast Briefing

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