GS1 Barcoding and Micad

27th June 2016 | Micad

Micad is leading with DoH GS1 Barcoding Initiative

Micad is working with GS1 on the Department of Health’s (DoH) initiative to introduce Global Location Numbers (GLNs) across NHS Acute Trusts. Micad is being used by 4 of the 6 Trusts to implement this initiative.

Key to application of GS1 Global Location Numbers (GLN’s) is use of the Core IPR space management module. This module through the use of polylines turns industry standard CAD floor plans into a powerful space database that supports any manner of numbering systems. Although each space can be individually numbered to a Trust defined standard, the application of GLNs is a simple exercise. These are applied using standard user tools so customisation of the standard Micad software is not necessary.

Application of GLN numbers

The process to apply GS1 GLNs allocated numbers is easy within Micad. It is also important to understand why space records are so important. Find out why at:

https://www.gs1uk.org/support/healthcare-applications/location-identification-in-the-nhs

Future Benefits

  • Use of Micad IPRs inbuilt departmental hierarchy to extend use for GLNs
  • Use of further custom properties to extend use for GLNs (e.g. wards or cleaning areas)
  • Automatic creation of a GLN using the Micad Space planning modules to remove the need for local space numbering and the addition of GLN’s retrospectively
  • Applying GLNs will help Trusts drive efficiency and provide significant cost savings

Please contact us to find out more.

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