The Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster and the dconnect Digital Health Innovation Hub are delighted to partner with GS1 on this seminar. Traceability is becoming increasingly important and can be a competitive factor for startup and scaling companies as they target public healthcare providers who are increasingly factoring traceability as part of supplier tendering criteria.

The session will provide insight into the requirements and opportunities of barcoding & traceability in Healthcare with a specific focus on getting it right, so that you can scale your company.

What is traceability?

Traceability in healthcare enables you to see the movement of prescription drugs or medical devices across the supply chain. You can trace backwards to identify the history of the transfers and locations of a product, from the point of manufacture onwards. And you can track forwards to see the intended route of the product towards the point of care.

The seminar will also give some examples and includes a case study on how Ireland’s Vaccination programme used GS1 Traceability Standards to track the Covid 19 Vaccine.

As COVID-19 vaccines became available, Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) needed an efficient and effective way of receiving, administering, tracking and reporting vaccinations across its more than 40 Centralised Vaccination Clinics (CVCs). It was important for the HSE’s National Immunisation Office (NIO) that no dose was wasted and that batches of vaccine could be tracked to the point of vaccination.

The seminar will include Q&A session

Please Register for the event here, which will take place via Zoom.

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Siobhain Duggan, Director Innovation & Healthcare, GS1 Ireland joined GS1 Ireland in 2010 and now leads the implementation of the healthcare strategy in Ireland. She brings a wealth of international supply chain experience to her role as well as a passion for patient safety in healthcare. She is also an Executive member of the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI). She holds a Masters in Leadership and Management Practice and a Bachelors degree in International Commerce and German both from University College Dublin, and she has also completed all of her ACCA accounting exams. Prior to joining GS1 Ireland, Siobhain worked abroad in Germany and Switzerland in a variety of business development, supply chain and product marketing roles in BMW for one year and subsequently in Hewlett Packard for 11 years.

Amanda Creane, Healthcare Manager, GS1 Ireland, is experienced in both Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical packaging and labelling, and, holds a strong background in traceability and anticounterfeiting in the healthcare sector having worked on related projects in both industry and academia. She holds a B.Eng in Biomedical Engineering from Cork Institute of Technology. In her role with GS1 Ireland Amanda works directly with Healthcare sector organisations, including pharma and medical device companies and healthcare providers to support their initiatives to comply with regulation, deliver patient safety benefits and realise efficiencies in their operating processes.

About CHW Cluster: The Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland, and focuses on encouraging and facilitating collaboration across business, healthcare, academia / R&D , and enterprise support agencies.

About dconnect: Our mission is to stimulate, foster and enhance innovation in Digital Health for the creation of enterprises, products and services that address the healthcare needs of society.

About GS1 Ireland: GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit, member-owned, standards development organisation for unique identification, traceability and data standards. We help healthcare and other sectors to make their processes and solutions safer through the use of standardised identification, barcoding and tracking of products, assets, people, locations and more. Our team is available to support your company with any barcoding and traceability requirements.