NEHTA and GS1 to host NPC webinars

GS1 Australia and the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) are holding webinars each day next week to help suppliers understand how to use the National Product Catalogue (NPC).

The 'Realise the Efficiency of the NPC' webinar will show how to use the NPC to bring new business efficiencies to their organisation and provide essential information on how to get involved, the organisers said.

“The NPC is designed not only to reduce the costs associated with incorrect data but also significantly cuts the time and resources taken for suppliers to manage and communicate their product data to trading partners,” the organisers said in a statement.

Use of the NPC has grown by more than 30 per cent in the last nine months, they said.

Each live webinar runs for 30 minutes and all participants will receive a short informational video on the benefits of the NPC.

GS1 Australia and NEHTA will outline the business drivers for NPC population and current requirements for all healthcare organisations to get involved.

The NPC is a single repository for product data about medicines, medical equipment and consumables, and is hosted by GS1 Australia on GS1net, the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) pool.

Following the webinars, GS1 Australia and NEHTA will host a series of NPC information seminars in May 2012.

Webinar session times are as follows:

  • Monday 16 April, 2.30pm AEST
  • Tuesday 17 April, 10.30am AEST
  • Wednesday 18 April, 2.30pm AEST
  • Thursday 19 April, 10.30am AEST
  • Friday 20 April, 10.30am AEST

Registrations are now open.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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