It’s a journey. It’s constantly changing, it’s constantly moving. We should all be in the room for the same reason: to improve patient safety. And along the way, we can cut healthcare costs. We can improve the supply chain.
— Chuck Franz, Chief Information Officer, Cook Medical
Fifteen years ago at Cook, we realized our IT systems were getting in the way of our ability to do business efficiently. The systems we used around the globe didn’t speak the same technical language, so it became difficult to coordinate how products moved around the world. Collecting that data was messy, inefficient, and expensive. Working through our own data conversion taught us a lot about how data standards can reform an organization.
No matter where your organization is on its journey to adopt data standards, we are interested in working with you. We support any organization that is willing to make the changes necessary in order to fully adopt data standards. Whether you are just beginning to think about adopting GS1 standards, or you’re already using GTINs in transactions with your suppliers, we want to hear about your experience.
Do you have questions about how to get started on implementing GS1? Or are you encountering any roadblocks during the transition? Implementation is a journey that we are on together. Let us know how we can help. Contact Scott Todd, our supply chain solutions manager, at Scott.Todd@CookMedical.com.