Industry Night: Healthcare

Learn how Mercy healthcare system was able to increase efficiency by following GS1 standards.

A recent study, “Perfect Order and Beyond,” describes how Mercy healthcare system integrated GS1 Standards in order to optimize their supply chain and thus, enhance patient safety.

ROi, a healthcare supply chain company founded by Mercy, and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.), a medical device company, used GS1 standards as a tool to improve their business processes and achieve a higher level of performance.

After implementing the GS1 standards, they discovered:

  • Increased accuracy in billing
  • Real-time product usage updates
  • Improved infrastructure for patient care
  • 73 percent reduction in discrepancies on purchase orders
  • 30 percent reduction in days payable outstanding

Learn more about efficiency in the health care industry.