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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... Read More

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 ... Read More

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... Read More

Total Cost of Ownership and Cloud EDI

Like many businesses you probably faced the requirement to do EDI with one of your customers at some point.  At the time you were probably looking for a “cheap and cheerful” solution with low-up front setup costs and minimal on-going rates to keep the total costs of doing business with that customer as low as possible.  Makes sense.  If this sounds familiar, you probably went with an on-line or ‘Cloud EDI’ solution.  Using a Cloud EDI system, you login to a web application to retr... Read More

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... Read More

Commport Upgrades to a New Network Switching Infrastructure

Commport is committed to supporting our clients and business partners with the latest technology to ensure that key mission critical business processes are able to achieve the maximum uptime possible. By using the latest technology focusing on efficient routing of network traffic, resiliency, redundancy and failover capabilities, we are able to deliver the responsiveness and reliability that our clients need and deserve and have come to expect from Commport. Commport recently achieved... Read More

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, ... Read More

Commport Speaks at Canadian Public Procurement Council Conference

Commport was pleased to participate in the Canadian Public Procurement Council 2017 Conference (www.cppc-ccmp.ca) in Ottawa on November 6th. Our own Eric Blanchette-Ouellet gave a presentation on the many pitfalls that await any organization – public or private – when they enter the world of innovation in procurement. The presentation, titled “How to fail”, brought together five of the worst habits that are prone to plague a pro... Read More

GS1 Canada: Friend or Foe?

Written by Tim Wilson on June 21, 2017 for CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca  Tech Tonic by Tim Wilson The healthcare supply chain in Canada is ripe for transformation, but progress to date has been slower than expected. Some of this might be due to confusion with regard to the role of GS1 Canada, a not-for-profit organization that, by its own admission, is dedicated to fostering the continuous development and adoption of global e-commerce standards. ... Read More