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. …

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Major Release 3 (MR3/MjR3) — Simplified

If your head spins like a vortex when you hear the terms MR3 or MjR3, you’re not alone. From attributes and valid values, to validation rules and data migration, deciphering the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN) Major Release 3 (MR3) is like a neverending ride on a roller coaster. While you’ll likely continue to experience …

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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 …

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Raising the profile and importance of GS1 Standards for eCommerce

LANSA supports GS1 UK and fellow solution partners at eCommerce Expo 2015 From June 2015 eBay sellers have been required to add product identifiers to their listings for a number of selling categories where the items listed are new or manufacturer refurbished. Product identifiers, like the brand name, Manufacturer Part Number (MPN), or Global Trade …

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What’s wrong with the Spreadsheet PIM? Part 2

Carrying on from my What’s wrong with the Spreadsheet PIM? Part 1 blog post, today I’ll share with you the importance of controlling your product data and offer an alternative to the spreadsheet PIM. Spreadsheets do not provide the mechanisms to control your data Without application logic there is no control over data that resides within a spreadsheet. …

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