HSE  Procurement & GS1 Ireland:  Public Sector Innovation Week.

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HSE Procurement & GS1 Ireland: Public Sector Innovation Week.

Designing in Traceability Standards for digitisation

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Ashling Hotel Dublin 10 - 13 Parkgate Street D08 P38N Stoneybatter Ireland

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About this event

*** This event will take place in person, with online tickets also available when registering****

How can we learn from Covid and other experiences to design true innovation giving time back to staff and improving data quality for real-time decision making.

The HSE is adopting GS1 Standards for traceability as part of a long established partnership.

This session will give an overview of how to design in or adapt existing systems to cater for barcode scanning in health and other sectors.

Who will benefit from event?

  • Heads of information service/ICT
  • Procurement
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Business intelligence/Data Analysts
  • Innovation Team
  • Principal Officers, Project Managers, decision makers, budget holders

This event is only open to those working in the public sector, attendance will be approved after registration.

Event partners

  • HSE Procurement: John Swords, National Director of Procurement
  • GS1 Ireland: Siobhain Duggan, Director of Innovation & Healthcare & Amanda Creane, Healthcare Manager

What will attendees learn/experience?

The session will include some case studies which demonstrate the opportunity to design in barcode scanning as part of a digitisation project, including:

  • How the HSE implemented barcode scanning as part of the rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccine
  • The Scan4Safety initiative- barcode scanning implementations in Irish hospitals that are giving time back to patient care

The session will also cover;

  • Lessons learned from implementation
  • The benefits from automation using barcode scanning (time savings, cost savings, data quality etc.)
  • Guidance on how to get started and links to further resources.

Event Outcomes:

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • What are GS1 Traceability Standards
  • A standardised approach to going paperless- getting it right first time
  • The do’s and don’ts of barcoding
  • Using unique codes to link data
  • Examples of traceability in action in Ireland

For more information, email: healthcare@gs1ie.org