RCC’s Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series – October 17

On October 17, 2018 Commport was excited to attend the Retail Council of Canada’s Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series* featuring Sarah Davis, CEO of Loblaws. RCC’s CEO, Diane Brisebois interviewed Sarah on stage in front of over 400 people and asked a number of pertinent questions related to Loblaw and Canadian retail industry.  Sarah is a gifted communicator and answered all the questions with a lot of clarity, depth and honesty in telling the Loblaw story and handling hot topics....

Updates from the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Chicago #5

GS1 Global Healthcare Conference in Chicago, continued… There is a large and growing industry globally in the manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, countries and healthcare organizations need to be able to track and trace each drug and dose within their domains to ensure the patent receives the proper drug and dose and that the actual drug being administered is not past it’s expiry date AND was not subject to a drug recal....

Updates from the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Chicago #4

GS1 Global Healthcare Conference in Chicago, continued… Tuesday afternoon the focus changed to Cost Savings through Standards with 3 separate healthcare groups showcasing what they have done to reduce costs within their systems and how their technology and savings initiatives have generated very acceptable ROI on the investments they made. The first presentation was from Dr. Justin Bitter, Business Manager, Bernhoven Hospital, the Netherlands, another European view ....

Updates from the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Chicago #3

There were 2 very compelling presentations from Wilfried Winzer, Director, University Hospital, Dresden, Germany and Kevin Downs, Director Finance and Keith Jones, Clinical Director of Surgery, from Derby Teaching Hospital, NHS, UK, that showcased leading-edge applications of GS1 Global standards, the usage of the GDSN (Global Data Synchronization Network) to obtain clean synchronized brand owner product data and the use of advanced supply chain practices wh....

Updates from the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Chicago #2

Why UK is Ranked #1 - Quality of Care for Cost of Service Canada is ranked #9 globally out of 11 in an overall ranking of health care systems in the Commonwealth Fund developed nations 2014 ranking. However, this ranking isn’t due to lack of spending, we are ranked #7 out of 11 on healthcare expenditures per capita – in the middle of the pack. Part of our lower overall rating relates to “Quality Care” as we scored low in the categor....

GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Standards

Commport attended the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference held in Chicago from October 16-19. I wanted to share my learnings from the GS1 Healthcare Conference The conference brought together over 340 healthcare sector professionals from over 40 countries.  Dialogues, ....

Commport Communications International, inc. Supports Expert Panel Recommendations for Ontario’s Healthcare Sector Supply Chain

AURORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - As a leading provider of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and as the only certified Canadian Global Data Synchronization Network data pool, Commport Communications International, inc. ("Commport") was pleased today with the recommendations of the government appointed Expert Panel in their review of Ontario's Healthcare Sector Supply Chain. "We commend Ontario's Mini....

How Much Does Bad Product Data Cost You Today

If you still receive incorrect, incomplete, inadequate product data from your supply chain partners, this “bad” data is costing you and your suppliers’ money every day….….imagine that you could continuously align product data and digital content with ALL your supply chain partners….imagine that you could receive automatic updates nightly from all your trading partners for all SKUs (changes, deletions & new SKUs)….imagine ....