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The Committee for Healthcare e-Standards (CHeS)

The Committee for Healthcare eStandards (CHeS) was formed in 2000 as a collaborative of organizations dedicated to promoting the adoption and use of open data standards in the healthcare industry. In 2008, CHeS joined and became part of HSCA, continuing its role as a leading advocate for the promotion of data standards within the healthcare supply chain.

CHeS has endorsed the adoption of the GS1 standards now being incorporated in the healthcare supply chain including the Global Location Number™ (GLN™), the Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®), and the use of the Global Data Synchronization Network® (GDSN®). CHeS also endorses the use of the United Nations Standards Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).


Total Visibility Project - a data synchronization best practice for product information that will improve patient safety and efficiency in the healthcare supply chain

It Just Takes One - an initiative to increase the readiness of healthcare providers to use GLNs (global locator numbers) in supply chain transactions

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