Leaders in EDI and e-Invoicing solutions for the healthcare industry

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How does EDI work in the healthcare sector?

The supply chain in the healthcare sector is complex because of the diversity of stakeholders engaged in it, the variety of products that must be managed and the precision with which the parts must work together. Using outdated or incorrect information could add costs to supply chain management and cause discrepancies between the data handled by a laboratory and a pharmacy, for example.

But there are also two determining factors in health management: immediacy (patients can’t wait) and information security, as highly confidential information is exchanged.

Implementing global standards and synchronising product data is key to ensuring that information is transferred updated and instantly, benefiting all those involved in the supply chain.

NHS e-Procurement solution: GDSN and PEPPOL compliance

The NHS e-Procurement Strategy regulates the use of mandatory e-Procurement processes for NHS trusts and all their suppliers. Through this initiative, suppliers and hospitals can exchange business, logistics and tax information from their internal information systems.

EDICOM offers NHS suppliers and hospitals 100% EDI-compliant solutions, ready to connect by using our GDSN data pool and PEPPOL messaging standards.

How do we connect you to your healthcare partners?

  1. Suppliers

    EDI platforms for the automatic interchange of huge batches of data (orders, invoices, despatch advice messages, etc.) with hospitals, wholesalers and pharmacies/chemists.

  2. Hospitals

    Solutions integrated with your internal management system for automatic connection with all your suppliers, achieving a seamless and automatic flow in the supply chain.

  3. Wholesalers

    We offer you a flexible solution that lets you integrate all your trading partners, even small distributors without EDI technology, for example pharmacy/chemist’s.

  4. Pharmacies

    Through free web portals, pharmacies can receive, check and print out documents issued by their suppliers (invoices, delivery notes, etc.) with reception fully guaranteed.

Electronic solutions make speedy delivery on these challenges possible: more secure, streamlined and fluid communications between different partners thanks to the use of standards

Synchronise product data in the healthcare sector through GDSN

Implementing global standards and synchronising product data is key to ensuring that information is transferred updated and instantly, benefiting all those involved in the supply chain. The electronic catalogues approved by GS1 are a tool that enhances security guarantees and management efficiency in the healthcare sector, which should be a priority when it comes to patient healthcare.

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Invoice and order automation

The challenge facing pharmaceutical suppliers is centralising B2B relations to make them fluid, automated and efficient, regardless of the technological development of their customers, including companies without an EDI solution. All of this with the goal of effectively meeting consumer demands.

To improve inhouse and external processes, healthcare sector companies adopt EDI workflows that allow them to automate and manage all their information seamlessly and error-free.

Integrated EDI solutions

Manage inventory reports and updated orders

One of the most common needs and demands of pharmaceutical labs is managing inventory reports and updated order information to make product rotation more efficient. To satisfy this need, we provide laboratories with an online portal dedicated to optimising relations between healthcare sector trading partners.

The Customer Web Portal platform enables the exchange of two types of commercial messages: PRICAT, the company’s price/sales catalogue, and ORDERS, or purchase requests.

How does it work?

  • Portal operation consists of publishing product catalogues with detailed information on each product.
  • Having this information available on the portal lets customers log into it, select products and automatically generate purchase orders using data entry forms. The purchase orders are electronically sent from the portal and integrated into the laboratories’ internal management systems.

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What do you want to achieve?

  • Integrate all my customer orders regardless of the format or standard they were created in.

  • Have a platform for issuing legal electronic invoices in line with my customers’ specifications.

  • Receive 100% of my customer orders electronically.

  • Synchronise product databases in line with GS1 standards.

This is how our solutions help you

  • Automating the receiving, processing and integration processes for any document received from secure and permanently monitored frameworks.

  • Automating the generation of invoices from ERP data in the format required by different customers and electronically signing your invoices via secure and recognised systems.

  • Promoting EDI data interchange models with your customers through onboarding services for customer integration.

  • Through the electronic data catalogue service, healthcare sector suppliers and distributors can synchronise product supply, place orders in real time and update references totally automatically.

Benefits of EDI for the healthcare sector

Real-time updated information

GDSN e-data catalogue technology gives access to standardised and highly accurate information, as language and cultural barriers are removed by categorising products under the same criteria. This is very important, especially in a sector where we are working with critical information.

Reduces product waste

Electronic item traceability through the application of GS1 coding makes it possible to incorporate a product labelling system for optimal stock control and management.

Enhanced patient safety

Updated information collection prevents errors and facilitates the use of medication with more specific instructions.

Cost savings

EDI saves costs by automating processing, boosting productivity and eliminating paper.