December 7, 2020 | COLOGNE
Bayard Consulting sets decisive impulses for product data quality and standardisation in the healthcare sector
Bayard Consulting Group has made a significant contribution to the creation of a uniform standard for product information in the healthcare industry. This standard is an important enabler of numerous digitisation projects of hospitals, buying groups and manufacturers of health products and contributes to the security of supply and patient safety.
Bayard Consulting had already supported the largest buying groups of hospitals in Germany in establishing COVIN, a standard for product master data in the healthcare sector that meets the specific requirements of the industry. Now it has been succeeded to harmonise this established standard with that of the GS1 community, so that it can be used without restrictions in the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN), which so far has been used predominantly by the consumer goods industry.
The specialists of Bayard Consulting Group helped to make this possible in a working group of the GS1 Germany. The results have now been published by GS1 Germany as industry paper “Produktstammdatenqualität im Gesundheitswesen” (“Product Master Data Quality in Healthcare”).
Four of the largest buying groups of the German healthcare industry have set up the Healthcare Content Data Portal (HCDP) with Bayard Consulting as their consulting and technology partner. Today, well over 150 suppliers provide their master data for over one million products in a standardised format to the central data pool HCDP of the associations P.E.G., Prospitalia, Sana Einkauf & Logistik and EKKplus. Other suppliers are now continuously joining the new industry standard and supplying their product data to the HCDP. The Bayard Consulting team also supports the onboarding of newly participating suppliers.
The HCDP runs on the cloud-based platform SyncManager from Bayard Consulting. Each supplier receives its own intuitive and easy to use workspace. The system validates the data immediately and guides the suppliers purposefully to those fields where improvements are necessary due to a lack of data quality. As soon as the data has been validly maintained, it can be published by the suppliers to the purchasing groups and received by the central data pool (HCDP).
Bayard Consulting has already successfully connected the HCDP to the GDSN via its own data pool b-synced. In this way, suppliers can also load valid data directly from one of their systems into the HCDP of the purchasing groups.
"We are incredibly pleased that our in-depth knowledge of standardised, cross-company product master data management enables us to help healthcare companies to achieve the product master data quality they need for their digitisation projects. We are happy to continue supporting the industry in implementing the now established standard successfully," explains Guido Porting, Associate Partner of Bayard Consulting Group.
The specialists from Bayard Consulting Group are the independent experts for Product Information Management (PIM), Master Data Management (MDM) and the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) in retail, manufacturing and healthcare. Strategy, organization, processes, IT, digital transformation – the experts from Bayard Consulting improve the business results of their clients sustainably and measurably. With their expertise, they advise decision makers in all corporate functions and business processes along the value chain. The combination of recognized consulting, implementation and development ensures optimal results for their customers.
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