Global Location Numbers provide the foundational unique identifier needed in a safe healthcare system.
Granularity beyond the Health Provider Identifier - Organisation
The level of accuracy and increased requirement for data related to events and locations is ever increasing in a digitising healthcare environment. Though the Health Identifiers ensures that organisations can be identified accurately within the MyHealthRecord and related documentation, it does not cater to the level of granularity that is needed to ensure accuracy of data in the day to day events within healthcare and inside organisations.
Aids use of standards for interoperable data and systems
With increased digitisation comes increased complexity, by ensuring standardised data structure can be used, the GLN and structured location data ensures that data and systems maintain high levels of interoperability.
Using technology to enable traceability in a demanding environment
Where is the past manual methods were used to manage most processes, the need for transparency and visibility demands that we can capture and store information around activities within healthcare - in the supply chain and within areas of patient care. The GLN is not only a defined data structure, it also has defined methods of data capture then mean it is able to be represented physically within a barcode or included within an RFID tag.
Greater visibility and traceability across your supply chain
By being able to specifically identify locations including point of origin, ship-to destinations, storage locations, points of utilisation, invoice parties and other virtual entities, you can quickly and easily gain more control and visibility over your entire supply chain through to points of care. The possibilities to create real traceability relies on the ability to deliver consistency in location identification.