Initial situation

Medical devices have always been an important cornerstone for diagnosing and treating patients. The more modern medicine relies on these devices, the more important it is that they are adequately available and maintained. Against this background, a clear identification of medical devices and their use for inventory, tracking and maintenance appears indispensable.

Both medical device manufacturers and hospitals are often driven by the same question: Which medical devices do I have in which condition and with which specifications in which location? Being able to answer these questions reliably is essential for patient safety, enables manufacturers to provide targeted support and offers hospitals enormous potential for optimization in terms of costs, availability and treatment quality. With the unique labeling of medical devices based on GS1 standards in combination with the oneIDentity+ service platform, a comprehensive solution is available for this purpose. This allows medical devices to be tracked, maintained and managed more quickly and reliably.

Short introduction

Added value through oneIDentity+

Quickly and reliably track, maintain, and manage medical devices with unique device IDs

Immediate display of specific, always up-to-date data on the individual device, such as next maintenance, last calibration, etc.

Comprehensive insight into detailed information on the device type, such as usage and maintenance manuals

Better patient care and increased patient safety

Increased transparency in terms of costs and deadlines with enormous potential for savings

Differentiation from the competition through digitization and comprehensive mobile services

Partner & Network

GS1 Switzerland supports companies in optimizing their flows of goods, information and values and imparts practical knowledge. In close cooperation with solution partners such as oneIDentity+ GmbH, the company develops standards and process recommendations as well as solutions based on them, thus creating benefits for all parties involved. GS1 Switzerland is a neutral association based in Bern and part of the not-for-profit organization GS1, which is active in 110 countries.

GS1 Switzerland plays an important role in the Unique Device Identification (UDI) for the complete traceability of medical devices. The Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the In-Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) have been in force since 2017. Since 2019, GS1 has been an MDR- and IVDR-designated UDI Assignee, providing appropriate solutions for the global unique labeling of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics.

The international network “Global Standards One” (GS1) consists of over 110 country organizations. This global network is orchestrated by GS1 Global, based in Brussels. This is where the guidelines are set for the content-related and strategic shaping of core topics and where links to international institutions are maintained. The fight against product piracy and the digitalization of value creation processes involving a wide range of stakeholders such as manufacturers, logistics, retailers and end customers are the focus of current activities in the GS1 network. oneIDentity+ works closely with GS1 Global in many areas in order to have a direct contact and sparring partner for the design of relevant use cases, especially in cross-national topics.

GS1 Germany supports companies in all industries in applying modern communication and process standards in practice. This significantly improves the efficiency of their business processes. In Germany, the company also takes care of the globally overlap-free GS1 article numbering system, which forms the basis of the barcode also used for oneIDentity+. As part of the international network “Global Standards One” (GS1), GS1 Germany accompanies the development and implementation of open, cross-industry and globally valid standards. As the second largest of more than 110 country organizations, GS1 Germany develops process and application recommendations and provides implementation support. For specific requirements, service providers from the GS1 Germany Solution Partner Program, in which oneIDentity+ is also involved, provide support.

Success stories and important additional features

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