All posts by Ian Piddock

Ian Piddock
Ian Piddock's career has been focused in the IT industry. Since 2000 he has worked in a variety of business development and marketing roles for global enterprise software companies. Ian has been a GS1 standards advocate and practitioner for over 10 years, he is a data quality evangelist and experienced in the practical application of the GS1 Data Quality Framework. In recent years Ian has been responsible for the design, branding and product management of LANSA’s Data Quality software tools – DQ Inspector and DQ Reporter.At LANSA Ian heads up Marketing for EMEA and manages the relationship with GS1 Member Organisations worldwide, seeking to identify where LANSA solutions can accelerate industry adoption of GS1 standards and use of the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN). Ian is also a trusted advisor on the impact that regulation and legislation has on the product data management process and has worked on projects involving the EU Food Regulation and the FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule.

Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 4

Happy Outcomes? This series of articles has looked at the various requirements and legislation supporting the automation of the UK National Health Service (NHS) procurement, product use and recording in electronic systems of the near £30 Billion of pharmaceuticals, device, consumables and services which are bought every year to support care delivery. This final article … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 4”



Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 3

The European Union and the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) It may seem that the EU interferes in our day-to-day lives, stories of bananas having to be straight, light ale having to change its name and ambulances having to be painted yellow to comply with EU legislation are vaguely amusing (and all, incidentally, untrue).  The hand … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 3”



Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 2

Savings and safety through verification Continuing on from my post last week about the eProcurement Strategy for the UK National Health Service (NHS), another important topic is how cost savings and improved patient safety can be achieved through data verification. When a product is used anywhere in the NHS, whether on the ward, in the … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 2”



Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare

In a series of four short articles, I will be exploring the information challenges and opportunities for hospitals presented by the eProcurement Strategy for the UK National Health Service (NHS). The Strategy includes a mandate that means any service or product procured by an NHS Acute Trust in England must be compliant with GS1 standards. … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare”



ABHI Regulatory Conference 2015

Countdown to the Medical Device Regulation – A LANSA Perspective The changes happening in the medical device world over the next few years fall squarely into the category of “quiet revolutions that will affect us all.”  The last time the European Commission updated and harmonised regulation across Medical Devices was in the 1990s – the … Continue reading “ABHI Regulatory Conference 2015”