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David Ralph elected to the Board of Directors of GS1 Data Excellence Inc.

David Ralph, President and CEO of Commport Communications International, inc. with more than 30 year experience in the business to business ecommerce and data integration services business, has been elected to the Board of Directors of GS1 Data Excellence Inc. (formerly GS1 GDSN Inc.) effective September 8, 2016. The GS1 Data Excellence Board is the governing body responsible for the strategic direction of key GS1 initiatives such as global product data quality and the Global Data Synchroniza... Read More

The New GDSN Major Release Provides Trading Partners Ability to Better Manage Included Attributes

In May of 2016 it is planned that GS1 Global will roll out the latest version of the GDSN communications protocol and data set by moving to the application of the major update with the acronym MR3. The GDSN Community as a whole determined that the list of attributes associated with even the most basic of products had grown to be almost unmanageable by both data providers and data recipients. MR3 now provides for a very short list of mandatory core attributes but allows for individual trading ... Read More

Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) Launches GDSN Initiative

As the entire Canadian Healthcare community moves towards a completely digital supply chain, supported by the use of the GS1 GDSN for clean, accurate and timely data, Quebec joins the movement by requesting GDSN product data from vendors. Having determined earlier that a very high percentage of purchase orders created and released by Quebec Healthcare Providers contained errors that were the result of poor quality Item Masters, and that processing these orders added significant costs to hospi... Read More

British Columbia Clinical and Support Services Society (BCCSS) Launch Sets BC to become Leader in Digital Supply Chain in Healthcare

On April 1st, 2016 BCCSS was launched by the BC Ministry of Health to better manage inventoried items for the Health Authorities across all of British Columbia. As the entire Canadian Healthcare community moves aggressively towards a completely digital supply chain based upon 100% EDI transaction activity, supported by the use of the GDSN for clean, accurate and timely data, BCCSS has become the defacto leader. Working closely with Commport, and more particularly with Commport... Read More

MEDEC 2016 MedTech Conference

The MedTech Conference is MEDEC’s annual signature conference for the medtech industry. This year the event is held from Monday, Apr. 25 to Wednesday, Apr. 27 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre. Commport is this years lanyard sponsor and exhibitor. See you there! To regsiter or sponsor the annual conference visit MEDEC’s website ... Read More

Healthcare Supply Chain Network Conference 2016

HSCN’s National Supply Chain’s Conference and Exhibition Linking the Supply Chain Together, promises more learning opportunities than ever before with 2016’s all-new introduction of concurrent streams, designed to appeal to individual tastes within the supply chain. The conference runs from May 9-11.The conference offers excellent opportunities for healthcare supply chain professionals and caters specifically to the Canadian market. Commport is very excited to ... Read More

Commport Aligns With Reed Tech to Provide Medical Device Manufacturers an Option for FDA GUDID Submissions

AURORA, ONTARIO, APRIL 8, 2015 — Commport Communications International, Inc. (Commport), a leader in the healthcare solutions marketplace, announced today that it has entered into a strategic marketing alliance with Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. (Reed Tech), a leader in regulatory data management, preparation and submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to provide a compliant solution for medical device manufacturers to make required submissio... Read More

Commport Expands Content Services and Technology Portfolio to Help Healthcare Providers Reduce Costs, Improve Efficiencies

AURORA, ONTARIO FEBRUARY 19, 2015: Commport Communications International, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with Prodigo Solutions to become the licensed reseller of its Healthcare Marketplace and related technologies in Canada. Prodigo Solutions is a healthcare transformation company that improves provider financial control and reduces supply chain costs th... Read More

Provinces Support the GDSN (Global Data Synchronization Network) – New Resources for MEDEC Members from Commport Communications

Message from MEDEC Allied Business Member Commport Communications regarding free resources they’re offering for MEDEC Members: Provincial health authorities are supporting the GDSN as an authorized global product content solution for their suppliers to use to publish their product content to them. Some provinces have not yet declared their support for the GDSN but additional announcements are... Read More

Canadian Healthcare Industry to Partner with GDSN Certified Datapool Solution Providers That Are Globally Aligned

Why ECCnet Will Not Work for Canadian Healthcare Canada’s healthcare sector is booming. In fact, between 2001 and 2011 the Canadian pharmaceutical exports sector alone saw 250% growth to become a more than $4 billion dollar industry1. In order to support continued growth and as a member of the global community, Canada needs to ensure that businesses within its borders are using glo... Read More