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Healthcare user guides

Asset management guidance

A reference guide to implementing
asset management processes using
GS1 standards.

A guide to the governance for GS1 Identification Keys and how to implement asset management processes using GS1 standards.


Asset management is important as it provides a systematic approach to ensuring that the quality of the services the assets are used for is maximised and the costs associated minimised. This enables user and staff needs to be met, achieving quality standards and delivering best value.

Benefits include:

  • Improved patient safety and clinical outcomes
  • Improved operational efficiencies
  • Reduced unwarranted clinical variation
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Implementation guidance

This guide is for healthcare provider organisations implementing asset management tracking using GS1 standards, and solution providers to support compliance with necessary regulations.

This is in scope for:

  • Assets that need to be identified for tracking or tracking purposes
  • Information about managing and tracking the assets within a healthcare provider organisation