The GS1 Switzerland working group "Consignment Process in Healthcare" aims to establish a practice-proven application recommendation as a standard in healthcare. Together with its customer Mathys Ltd., Descartes STEPcom AG is actively involved in the implementation of a pilot project.

The aim of our pilot project was to connect the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital with the orthopaedic manufacturer Mathys Ltd. in Bettlach via the two providers HBS Pagero and Descartes STEPcom. The challenge was the correct transmission and bilateral processing of consumption reports (withdrawal) and replenishment (order) of consignment goods. Thanks to the uncomplicated and target-oriented cooperation of all parties involved, the process could now be put into productive operation. This marks another important step towards digitalisation and standardisation in the health care system. It is now necessary to build on this with further processes and messages.

Many thanks to all those involved for the work they have done so far!