EDICOMData, certified GDSN Data Pool to connect with the NHS
Sync your products seamlessly with the National Health Service via GDSN
How does the GDSN network work?
GS1 uses the GDSN network to that end, connecting all approved e-Catalogues.
The data pool will synchronise communications between the public organisation and its supply chain. This ensures that item information will always be up to date and provides full traceability throughout the supply process.
The core benefit of this step is that it will increase patient security and facilitate the use of products with more precise instructions. The solution will also reduce surplus goods and power better item expiry date management.
Benefits of using EDICOMData
- Traceability throughout the supply process
- Access to all partners
- Cost savings from automating information exchange
- Enhanced sales-process efficiency based on permanently updated information
The use of common product-data repositories is essential to achieving efficiency in the healthcare sector supply chain. It means that all partners handle the same information on each product, preventing confusion and error.
Steps to achieve GS1 compliance
Allocating a GTIN (GS1 product identifier) to products at each packaging hierarchy level.
Allocating a GLN (Global Location Number) for each location in the company's organisational structure.
Prepare your inhouse system to generate data according to the GS1 standards.
Upload product data via a GDSN Certified Data Pool. The use of an e-catalogue enables automatic synchronisation of product data with the network.