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Healthcare Provider Tool Kit Global Location Number(GLN)

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Healthcare Provider Tool Kit
Global Location Number (GLN)
Improving PatientSafety and SupplyChain Efficiency
 
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 All contents copyright © GS1 US 2012 Page 1 of 41
Improving Patient Safety and Supply Chain Efficiency
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 All contents copyright © GS1 US 2012 Page 2 of 41
Improving Patient Safety and Supply Chain Efficiency
Table of Contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................................................... 4
 
ABOUT GS1® ......................................................................................................................................................... 5
 
INTRODUCTION TO STANDARDS ....................................................................................................................... 6
 
W
HY
 A
RE
S
TANDARDS
N
ECESSARY
? ...................................................................................................................... 6
 
 A
BOUT THE
S
TANDARDS
......................................................................................................................................... 7
 
Global Location Number (GLN) ........................................................................................................................ 7 
 
Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®) ............................................................................................................. 8 
 
Global Data Synchronization Network® (GDSN®) .......................................................................................... 8 
 
United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®) ........................................................... 8 
 
H
OW
D
O THE
GS1
 
S
TANDARDS
R
ELATE TO
E
 ACH
O
THER
? ...................................................................................... 8
 
THE CASE FOR GLOBAL LOCATION NUMBERS (GLNs) ............................................................................... 11
 
T
HE
P
ROBLEM
:
 
L
OCATION
I
DENTIFICATION
............................................................................................................. 11
 
T
HE
S
OLUTION
:
 
S
TANDARDIZED
L
OCATION
I
DENTIFIERS
......................................................................................... 12
 
WHAT IS A GLN? ................................................................................................................................................. 13
 
WHAT IS THE GLN REGISTRY FOR HEALTHCARE
? .................................................................................... 14
 
HOW ARE GLNs ASSIGNED? ............................................................................................................................. 14
 
HOW ARE GLNs USED? ..................................................................................................................................... 15
 
I
DENTIFICATION OF
P
 ARTIES
/L
OCATIONS
............................................................................................................... 15
 
L
INK TO
P
 ARTY
/L
OCATION
I
NFORMATION
............................................................................................................... 15
 
ADVANTAGES OF USING GLNs IN THE HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN ...................................................... 16
 
BENEFITS TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ....................................................................................................... 17
 
P
 ATIENT
S
 AFETY
B
ENEFITS
................................................................................................................................... 17
 
S
UPPLY
C
HAIN
M
 ANAGEMENT
B
ENEFITS
............................................................................................................... 17
 
IMPLEMENTING GLNs IN YOUR ORGANIZATION ........................................................................................... 18
 
 A
DVANCED
P
REPARATION
:
 
C
HECKING
E
NUMERATION
S
TATUS
............................................................................... 18
 
S
TEP
O
NE
:
 
E
STABLISH
E
XECUTIVE
S
UPPORT
....................................................................................................... 18
 
S
TEP
T
WO
:
 
F
ORM A
GLN
 
M
 ANAGEMENT
 A
DVISORY
G
ROUP
.................................................................................. 19
 
S
TEP
T
HREE
:
 
E
STABLISH
Y
OUR
GLN
 
R
EGISTRY
O
PERATIONAL
T
EAM
.................................................................... 19
 
S
TEP
F
OUR
:
 
D
EVELOP
&
 
I
NITIATE
P
ROJECT
C
OMMUNICATION
................................................................................ 20
 
S
TEP
F
IVE
:
 
I
NITIATE
E
DUCATION FOR THE
 A
DVISORY
G
ROUP
&
 
O
PERATIONAL
T
EAM
.............................................. 20
 
S
TEP
S
IX
:
 
 A
SSESS
I
NFORMATION
S
YSTEM
I
SSUES
&
 
M
 AKE
N
ECESSARY
C
HANGES
................................................. 21
 
S
TEP
S
EVEN
:
 
I
DENTIFY
/O
BTAIN
Y
OUR
GLN
 
M
 ASTER
N
UMBER
.............................................................................. 21
 
S
TEP
E
IGHT
:
 
E
STABLISH
I
MPLEMENTATION
S
TRATEGY
.......................................................................................... 22
 
S
TEP
N
INE
:
 
B
UILD
Y
OUR
I
NITIAL
GLN
 
D
 ATABASE
.................................................................................................. 22
 
S
TEP
T
EN
:
 
E
NGAGE
S
UPPLIER
I
NVOLVEMENT
....................................................................................................... 23
 
S
TEP
E
LEVEN
:
 
C
ONDUCT
T
RANSACTIONAL
T
ESTING
W
ITH
S
UPPLIERS
................................................................... 23
 
S
TEP
T
WELVE
:
 
M
 AKE
 A
DJUSTMENTS TO
I
NITIAL
GLN
 
H
IERARCHY
&
 
I
MPLEMENTATION
P
LAN
................................... 23
 
S
TEP
T
HIRTEEN
:
 
C
REATE
S
TANDARD
O
PERATING
P
ROCEDURES
........................................................................... 24
 
ANALYZING THE GLN ROI FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION ................................................................................ 24
 
H
OT
S
POTS FOR
ROI ........................................................................................................................................... 25
 
Supply Chain “Ship To” Communications ...................................................................................................... 25 
 
Purchasing & Supply Chain Management ..................................................................................................... 26 
 

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