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 …

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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 …

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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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