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GS1 standards to save Barking, Havering & Redbridge University NHS Trust over £1.4m

Date: August 24, 2016

Category: Industry news

Find out how they implemented GS1 standards for health records tracking

Barking, Havering & Redbridge University NHS Trust (BHRUT) needed to make quick but efficient improvements after a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report had challenged their health records management. They implemented FIND-IT – a project that allowed them to use GS1 standards, RFID barcodes and tags to track health records.

BHRUT’s new system means three members of staff can now file round 2,000 records a day and a feasibility report has predicted a saving of £1,444,690 across three years from the new system. The Trust has also seen a number of other benefits since implementation including higher levels of available records - visibly improving both clinical decisions and patient experience.

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