The true value of data standardization comes not in adopting the standards themselves but in using standards to help synchronize product information between trading partners and utilizing more accurate data in business transactions. To do so, the healthcare industry is increasingly leveraging the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). Using a GDSN certified data pool, manufacturers publish product data, including GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINS), to the GDSN, and hospitals and other authorized data subscribers can gain access to that data. Permissions are based on use of GS1 Global Location Numbers (GLNs) to identify publishing and subscribing organizations.
The GHX Health ConneXionSM data pool enables suppliers to publish standardized product data to the GDSN and to provide access to that data to authorized data subscribers. It is the only GDSN-certified data pool focused solely on the healthcare industry.
The GHX Health ConneXion data pool provides a single connection through which healthcare trading partners can share and access GS1 standard identifiers, including Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and Global Location Numbers (GLNs), through the GDSN to improve the accuracy of business transactions and comply with emerging global data standards initiatives.
Through GHX Health ConneXion, you can leverage your existing GHX connectivity to more readily participate in the GDSN without significant implementation costs. Healthcare suppliers and providers not integrated to GHX can participate in the GHX Health ConneXion data pool as a standalone service