The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-02-13T22:27:56Z GS1 Australia acquires leading digital asset provider, DLibrary 2018-02-13T22:27:56Z gs1-australia-acquires-leading-digital-asset-provider-dlibrary For immediate release Tuesday 13 February 2018: GS1 Australia announced today the acquisition of DLibrary – Australia’s traditional market leader in digital product photography, online hosting and distribution services – from PMP Digital Pty Ltd. Maria Palazzolo, GS1 Australia’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer said, “The acquisition is aligned with GS1 Australia’s mission to provide suppliers, retailers and industry with a state of the art solution to manage and share high quality product images and accurate consumer facing product data with trading partners.   “Our strategic mission statement also reflects the vision of GS1 Global to establish the GS1 Cloud as the largest source of trusted product data in the world, making it possible for businesses to meet the expectations of today’s digital world.”     The DLibrary customer base and digital asset library will be merged into GS1 Australia’s Smart Media platform providing retailers and many other Smart Media subscribers with a much wider range of data and digital content at one central location. Ms Palazzolo added “The acquisition of DLibrary also complements the recent Smart Media enhancements to meet Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) requirements, as well as the expanded Smart Media Content Creation service powered by Brandbank, a Nielsen Group company, to bring local legal compliance and international best practice within the Smart Media service. “An enhanced Smart Media is for the benefit of GS1 Australia members of all sizes, including the small local brand owner right up to large multi-nationals. We believe that the acquisition of DLibrary, together with the other enhancements, will position Smart Media as the leading solution for providing digital content to Australian industry”. For many years, GS1 Australia and DLibrary have worked collaboratively to drive industry standards in digital photography, and beyond the acquisition, both companies will continue to work in partnership on digital content projects. This collaboration will provide GS1 Australia members and Smart Media customers with a range of value added services around creative content and production including stylised photography, CGI, video, social, digital and print. Stephen Cuthbert, General Manager at PMP Digital Pty Ltd said, “We are excited about the sale of DLibrary to GS1 Australia and will work with GS1 to successfully transition all of our customers to the Smart Media service over the coming months. We also look forward to continuing our strong relationship with GS1 Australia and combining our expertise to deliver expanded digital solutions for the Australian industry.” To find out more about Smart Media, view the video, register to attend a free webinar, call the Smart Media team on +61 3 8581 5959, visit the website or email SmartMedia@gs1au.org.          ###   About GS1 Australia Ltd GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used global standards for efficient business communication. We are best known for the barcode, named by the BBC as one of “the 50 things that made the world economy”. GS1 standards and services improve supply chain efficiency, traceability and food safety across physical and digital channels in the food and beverage sector. With local Member Organisations in 112 countries, 1.5 million user companies and 6 billion transactions every day, GS1 standards create a common language that supports systems and processes in 25 sectors across the globe. For more information visit the GS1 Australia website. About PMP Digital Pty Ltd PMP Digital is part of the PMP Limited Group of Companies. We specialise in the creation, design and production of marketing communications to the retail, packaging, corporate and creative services industries. For more information visit the PMP Digital Pty Ltd website.    New global collaboration between GS1 and IHTSDO supporting interoperability 2016-05-11T05:49:07Z new-global-collaboration-between-gs1-and-ihtsdo-supporting-interoperability GS1 and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) recently announced the signing of a new collaborative agreement that supports interoperability in health information systems globally. GS1’s global trade item numbers (GTIN) are global standards for automatic product identification (through barcodes), used for patient safety and traceability. IHTSDO’s SNOMED CT is a global standard that ensures semantically accurate clinical terminology for consistent use across health systems and services. The interoperability of these two standards will facilitate the link between clinical information in the patient record and the correct product administered to the patient at point of care, enabled by barcode scanning. Kate Ebrill, Head of National Service Operation & Management at National E-Health Transition Authority said, “This global initiative signifies an important milestone that supports Australia’s healthcare industry delivering a safe, interoperable system that streamlines the supply chain and creates a more efficient digital health system.” “We are excited about building on our previous collaborative efforts with GS1 through this new work.” said IHTSDO CEO Don Sweete. “This new agreement focuses on concrete projects for linking GTINs and SNOMED CT to further support those in the delivery of care to patients and start to demonstrate benefits as early as next year”. There are four main areas of collaboration specified in the new global agreement, which runs until June 2017: 1.  Develop guidance/principles for linking SNOMED CT and GTINs that can be applied at the national/local level 2.  Explore options, feasibility and benefits for a technical solution/model at the international level to support local/national linkage between SNOMED CT and GTINs 3.  Conduct joint communications about IHTSDO and GS1 standards working together 4.  Explore options for education across healthcare communities based on feedback from subject matter experts, but likely focused on GS1 and HTSDO products and services and collaborative activities Miguel Lopera, GS1 CEO and President, commented “the use of GS1 global standards for product identification and data exchange is critical in addressing today’s issues in healthcare systems and will help ensure patient safety by appropriately linking patient information with accurate product information in all Electronic Health Records”.   Leading Australian hospital group Ramsay Health Care win global GS1 Healthcare award 2016-04-19T05:57:52Z leading-australian-hospital-group-ramsay-health-care-win-global-gs1-healthcare-award Ramsay Health Care, leading Australian hospital group, has been announced the winner of the prestigious ‘GS1 Healthcare Best Provider Implementation Case Study Award’ in the GS1 Healthcare Provider Advisory Council (HPAC) awards. The award recognises the best implementation of GS1 standards to support improvements of at least one process in their hospital group. The ceremony was held at the recent Global GS1 Healthcare Conference held in Dubai from the 18 to 20 April 2016 where the GS1 Healthcare community gathered to hear about the implementation of GS1 standards in hospitals and the benefits global standards bring to providers and patients. Andrew Potter, Group Inventory Manager at Ramsay Health Care said, “We are incredibly pleased and humbled to win this award. It’s a reflection of the continuing work by Ramsay Health Care to look for ways to improve how we deliver care – but is also a result of the continuing work by GS1 in supporting the NEHTA Australian Healthcare Supply Chain reform program to improve the health supply chain in Australia. The adoption of GS1 standards by all healthcare providers and their suppliers in Australia is creating efficiency, quality and safety benefits for all parties.” Ramsay Health Care has undertaken a number of projects over the past several years, utilising GS1 standards to support fundamental process improvements and efficiencies across their 70 hospitals and day surgery units around Australia. Use of GS1 standards has already enabled significant benefits within the areas of master data, inventory management, purchase-to-pay and patient record accuracy as they continue to identify new areas for benefits. “Ramsay Health Care is an active participant in the Australian Healthcare Supply Chain reform agenda led by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).  This award is recognition of what can be delivered when working collaboratively through use of standards, and demonstrates the significant benefits that can be achieved. We are pleased to see one of our health providers continuing to lead the way within the global community,” added Paul Broadbridge, Manager eHealth Value Chain at National E-Health Transition Authority. GS1 standards support increased patient safety and provide foundations for ongoing operational efficiency improvements within healthcare. Catherine Koetz, Industry Manager Healthcare at GS1 Australia said, “We are very pleased to see Ramsay Health Care receive this recognition from their global peers. Change within health providers must be finely balanced to ensure quality of care is maintained, and this certainly has been achieved by Ramsay through the implementation of GS1 standards. This award is a great achievement and we look forward to continuing to support Ramsay and the whole industry in the strategic value chain program.” For more information on GS1 standards in Healthcare visit https://www.gs1au.org/for-your-industry/healthcare/ For further information about the national healthcare supply chain program lead by NEHTA visit https://www.nehta.gov.au/get-started-with-ehealth/what-is-ehealth/supply-chain About GS1 Australia GS1 Australia is the leading provider of standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. We introduced barcoding to Australia in 1979 and today we enable more than 17,000 member companies, of all sizes, to become more efficient by implementing the GS1 system. We bring businesses, associations and industries together. This blended community comes to GS1 Australia for advice, networking and solutions to their supply chain challenges.  For more information visit http://www.gs1au.org/ About Ramsay Health Care Established in Australia in 1964, Ramsay Health Care is now the largest operator of private hospitals in the country. With 70 hospitals and day surgery units, Ramsay Health Care Australia admits almost 1,000,000 patients and conducts over half a million procedures each year. The Company is well-respected as a leader in the private health care industry in Australia and is a well-recognised brand in the industry. In addition to its comprehensive range of private hospitals, Ramsay Health Care also operates five public facilities in Australia, most notably the Joondalup Health Campus, a 600+ bed comprehensive teaching hospital located in Perth, Western Australia; Mildura Base Hospital; Noosa Hospital; Peel Health Campus and a contract to treat public patients at its Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital http://www.ramsayhealth.com/ ISQua and GS1 join forces to improve the quality of care in hospitals around the world 2016-04-18T05:54:02Z isqua-and-gs1-join-forces-to-improve-the-quality-of-care-in-hospitals-around-the-world ISQua, The International Society for Quality in Health Care, and GS1 have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote and enhance quality of care and patient safety on a global scale.  The collaboration between ISQua and GS1 will support and encourage the link between hospital accreditation and implementation of harmonised standards for automatic identification of patients, caregivers and products in hospitals. Miguel Lopera, GS1 CEO and President stated, “Engaging in this collaboration is testament to the growing role GS1 standards play in ensuring and maintaining quality within hospitals, by helping to safeguard against errors and create process efficiencies, enabling hospital staff to focus on patient care.” Providing high quality care is vital for hospitals but can be challenging when facing complex demands through growing workload, new regulations, changing demographics and pathologies and rising costs. This is why hospital accreditors around the world increasingly rely on the use of the ISQua accreditation standards, and the power of the GS1 standards to improve patient safety and address possible process inefficiencies. Catherine Koetz, Industry Manager – Healthcare at GS1 Australia said, “GS1 standards provide a framework to support improved patient safety and supply chain efficiencies within our hospitals’. ISQua CEO, Peter Carter said, ‘‘A global approach to quality improvement in healthcare is essential in the interests of patients and their families and  a partnership between ISQua and GS1 will bring us closer to achieving this vitally important goal.’’ The vast majority of medicinal products, medical devices and medical consumables used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, today carry GS1 barcodes enabling safer product administration, ordering, replenishment, recall and traceability.  In addition, regulatory agencies and jurisdictions in more than 65 countries acknowledge GS1 standards for medicine and medical device identification.  GS1 standards are also the key to patient and caregiver identification, and recognised by ISO and CEN standards (CEN/ISO TS 18530). ### For more information about GS1 in Healthcare in Australia, visit www.gs1au.org/healthcare/ Catherine Koetz                                           Industry Manager - Healthcare                                 catherine.koetz@gs1au.org                            About GS1 Healthcare - GS1 Healthcare is a global, voluntary user community bringing together all Healthcare supply chain stakeholders, including manufacturers, distributors, Healthcare providers, solution providers, regulatory bodies and industry associations. The mission of GS1 Healthcare is to lead the Healthcare sector to the successful development and implementation of global standards by bringing together experts in Healthcare to enhance patient safety and supply chain efficiencies. GS1 Healthcare members include over 80 leading Healthcare organisations worldwide. For more information about GS1 Healthcare, please visit www.gs1.org/healthcare About ISQua - the International Society for Quality in Health Care, is a non-profit, independent organisation with members in over 70 countries. Its mission is to drive continuous improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide through education, research, collaboration, skills enhancement and the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge. For more information about ISQua please visit www.isqua.org About GS1 Australia – GS1 Australia is the leading provider of standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. We introduced barcoding to Australia in 1979 and today we enable more than 17,000 member companies, of all sizes, to become more efficient by implementing the GS1 system. We bring businesses, associations and industries together. This blended community comes to GS1 Australia for advice, networking and solutions to their supply chain challenges.  For more information visit http://www.gs1au.org/ GS1 Australia is proud to support St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research 2016-04-07T06:44:47Z gs1-australia-is-proud-to-support-st-vincent-s-institute-of-medical-research For immediate release Thursday 7th April 2016 – GS1 Australia today announces its commitment to support St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI), a Charity of Choice that will benefit the lives of many people. SVI has been chosen as GS1 Australia’s Charity of Choice because it conducts research into common diseases that affect us all, including Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. By researching diseases that touch many of us at some point in our lives, SVI aims to help alleviate the enormous financial, emotional and physical impacts of these diseases on individuals, their families and the community. “GS1 Australia shares this vision and is proud to be associated with SVI to assist in the research of common diseases that will improve the health of the community and better the lives of so many Australians who are affected by these debilitating diseases,” said Mrs Maria Palazzolo, GS1 Australia’s Chief Executive Officer. The partnership with SVI has also welcomed the establishment of a Working Place Giving Committee at GS1 Australia to identify fundraising opportunities in support of this charity. “We are grateful to GS1 Australia for making us their Charity of Choice. Their support will have a significant impact on our world-class research,” said Professor Tom Kay, Director of SVI. “Thanks to GS1 Australia, more people will learn about and benefit from SVI discoveries.” Mrs Palazzolo added, “As part of GS1 Australia’s social responsibility, we are committed to making a positive difference in our community, our environment, the lives of others and our members. “Our 17,000+ company members at GS1 Australia range from small, family-owned businesses to large, multi-national organisations. This provides us with a great opportunity to share our Charity of Choice program with our members and foster a strong community spirit to generate further support for SVI.” The Charity of Choice program is just one part of GS1 Australia’s wider commitment to support individuals and communities through fundraising and philanthropy. Visit the GS1 Australia website to learn more about our social responsibility, Charity of Choice, and how to donate to SVI research. About GS1 Australia GS1 Australia is the leading provider of standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. We introduced barcoding to Australia in 1979 and today we enable more than 17,000 member companies, of all sizes, to become more efficient by implementing the GS1 system. We bring businesses, associations and industries together. This blended community comes to GS1 Australia for advice, networking and solutions to their supply chain challenges.  For more information visit http://www.gs1au.org/ About St Vincent’s Institute St Vincent’s Institute is an independent medical research institute based in Melbourne, Australia. The Institute conducts medical research into the cause, prevention and treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes; obesity and heart disease; arthritis and osteoporosis; cancer; infectious diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. St Vincent’s Institute is affiliated with St. Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne. Visit www.svi.edu.au DSI joins GS1 Alliance Partner Program to optimise the digital supply chain 2016-03-29T06:03:55Z dsi-joins-gs1-alliance-partner-program-to-optimise-the-digital-supply-chain For immediate release Tuesday 29th March 2016—DSI, a digital supply chain platform company that creates mobile-first supply chain solutions for the digital economy, today announced they are joining GS1 Australia’s Alliance Partner Program. DSI creates and delivers world-class technology solutions that enable DSI customers to run their business more efficiently, drive sustainable growth and increase supply chain visibility. “Our entry into the GS1 Alliance Partner Program will enable our customers to leverage GS1 standards in their supply chain. Becoming an Associate Alliance Partner confirms our commitment to delivering optimal digital supply chain solutions to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and drive growth,” said Pieter Vandevelde, Regional Vice President, APAC at DSI. DSI helps companies achieve real-time visibility, end-to-end traceability and accuracy to address supply chain challenges with its digital supply chain platform and solutions that span cloud-based inventory management, automated data collection and out-of-the-box mobile apps for field service and route sales. “Our data collection solutions allow our customers to leverage GS1 standards as DSI solutions capture any GS1-compliant data carriers including Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and RFID technology. The results are significant efficiency gains and cost reductions on top of a strategic competitive edge,” added Mr Vandevelde. DSI’s technology and supply chain solutions proactively optimise businesses processes and execute supply chain activities more efficiently through automation. Miss Joseli C Münive, National Manager – Alliances & ICT Industry at GS1 Australia said, “Data Systems International (DSI) is a successful US digital supply chain platform corporation. GS1 Australia is pleased to welcome the entry of DSI into the GS1 Australia Alliance Partner Program. They enhance the Alliance Partner community as they are focused in AIDC and digital mobile platform solutions for supply chain businesses further embedding GS1 standards in the Australian marketplace.” GS1 Australia’s Alliance Partner Program provides small and large businesses with a diverse range of benefits including supply chain optimisation-enabling tools, priority notification of new technologies and innovation initiatives to improve supply chain efficiency, best practice case studies and professional advice in making the GS1 implementation smoother and easier. About GS1 Australia GS1 Australia is the leading provider of standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. We introduced barcoding to Australia in 1979 and today we enable more than 17,000 member companies, of all sizes, to become more efficient by implementing the GS1 system. We bring businesses, associations and industries together. This blended community comes to GS1 Australia for advice, networking and solutions to their supply chain challenges.  For more information visit http://www.gs1au.org/ About DSI DSI builds mobile-first software solutions that enable end-to-end visibility, optimisation and execution across the extended supply chain. We equip the new breed of supply chain—the digital supply chain—to be more connected, intelligent, scalable and rapid. Additionally, DSI data collection solutions allow our customers to comply with GS1 standards and leverage any GS1-compliant data carriers. Our solutions will maximize your enterprise software investment while preserving data and process integrity across existing systems of record. Visit https://www.dsiglobal.com/ to learn more. -ENDS- Inecom joins GS1 Alliance Partner Program with EDI and warehouse technology solutions 2016-03-15T01:48:44Z inecom-joins-gs1-alliance-partner-program-with-edi-and-warehouse-technology-solutions Inecom, one of Australia’s leading providers of SAP and MYOB business solutions for EDI trading and warehouse operations, announce their entry into the GS1 Alliance Partner Program as a Business Alliance Partner with GS1 Australia. For over 20 years, Inecom has been a long standing partner to many major organisations and one of the first SAP partners to deploy SAP Business One for companies who employ between 20 and 500 staff in the Wholesale, Distribution, Manufacturing and eRetail markets.  Simon Bishop, Director at Inecom said, "Our entry into GS1 Australia’s Alliance Partner Program signifies our commitment to GS1 compliance and the provision of the very best in SAP and MYOB solutions. Our consultancy enables companies to excel in their service delivery through best practice deployment of our world renowned solutions and our involvement with GS1 standards.” In a rapidly changing world of technology, the business solutions offered by Inecom enable SMEs to implement a cost effective, integrated business management solution encompassing EDI and WMS for the supply chain. “Inecom’s announcement to enter into the GS1 Australia Alliance Partner Program is a great asset to the Alliance Partner community. They have established successful implementation relationships with two major SME application providers, namely SAP and MYOB,” said Miss Joseli C Münive, National Manager – Alliances & ICT Industry at GS1 Australia. “Embedding GS1 standards into the Inecom solutions will ensure SME businesses have comprehensive information technology solutions to drive growth and improve productivity.” As a highly recognised partner for SAP Business One and Highjump AccellosOne WMS applications, Inecom’s Business Alliance Partnership with GS1 Australia demonstrates their commitment to GS1 standards, the GS1 Alliance Partner Program and the industry. About GS1 Australia GS1 Australia is the leading provider of standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. We introduced barcoding to Australia in 1979 and today we enable more than 17,000 member companies, of all sizes, to become more efficient by implementing the GS1 system.We bring businesses, associations and industries together. This blended community comes to GS1 Australia for advice, networking and solutions to their supply chain challenges.  For more information visit http://www.gs1au.org/   About Inecom Inecom deliver integrated business solutions to 20 to 500 employee companies based upon the SAP Business One, MYOB Advanced and Highjump WMS solutions.  Inecom consult within the Wholesale and Distribution, Light Manufacturing and eRetail with a record of achievement in assisting clients deploying systems that extend from the head office and branches to the various warehouses or indeed connect to the nominated 3PL.  Inecom maintain circa 3000 end users from their head office in Glen Waverley.  For more information please visit www.inecom.com.au   Me                                                                                                                                    Riversand Technologies Inc. joins GS1 Alliance Partner Program to streamline supply chain business data 2016-03-11T04:48:40Z riversand-technologies-inc-joins-gs1-alliance-partner-program-to-streamline-supply-chain-business-data Riversand, an innovative leader and proven master data and product information provider for distribution, energy, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing and retail sectors, today announced they are joining GS1 Australia’s Alliance Partner Program. Riversand’s solutions enable organisations to manage complex data, recognise significant savings, streamline operations and maximise growth. “Our entry into the GS1 Alliance Partner Program as an Associate Alliance Partner will enable us to develop the Riversand Connector for GS1 Australia,” said Raman Parthasarathy, VP of Strategy, Products and Business Development for Riversand. “This development will allow suppliers to define standardised product data in our Master Data Management (MDM) solution and then syndicate to GS1 for distribution to trading partners through the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network and item registration via the GS1 Global Registry." Riversand’s MDMCenter for Product Data solution and a new Connector for GS1 Australia will allow Riversand clients to quickly and easily aggregate and develop product content to specification. Miss Joseli C Münive, National Manager – Alliances & ICT Industry at GS1 Australia said, “Riversand’s announcement to sign-up as an Associate Alliance Partner marks their commitment to the alignment of the GS1 Australia National Product Catalogue with their MDM and Product Information Management (PIM) solutions. “We look forward to working in partnership with Riversand in the Australian marketplace given their expertise in streamlining supply chain businesses data management requirements using GS1 standards” This solution will facilitate communication and collaboration among trading partners and also open up major new markets and trading opportunities. “Riversand’s Connector for GS1 Australia will allow our clients to quickly deploy a link to the GS1 data pool, minimising costs and maximising business benefits. The Riversand Connector for GS1 will be tightly integrated within the Riversand MDMCenter environment and leverage all MDMCenter’s functionalities,” added Mr Parthasarathy. About GS1 Australia GS1 Australia is the leading provider of standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. We introduced barcoding to Australia in 1979 and today we enable more than 17,000 member companies, of all sizes, to become more efficient by implementing the GS1 system. We bring businesses, associations and industries together. This blended community comes to GS1 Australia for advice, networking and solutions to their supply chain challenges.  For more information visit http://www.gs1au.org/   About Riversand Technologies Inc.Riversand is an innovative leader in Master Data Management powering multiple verticals, from world's largest organizations to SMBs. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of Riversand's innovation. Riversand's single integrated, scalable and robust multi-domain MDM platform caters to a variety of use cases across industries. In addition Riversand offers specific solutions such as Vendor Portal, Spare Parts Management, Material Master, GDSN on-boarding, Media Assets Management, Print Publishing etc. Business value which Riversand provides include accelerated time-to-market, increased sales, improved order accuracy, reduced costs and enhanced customer service. Visit www.riversand.com for more information and follow us @RiversandMDM on Twitter.