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NPC compliance made simple with Innovit’s iICE software

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National Product Catalogue (NPC) on GS1net has been endorsed by all Australian State, Territory and Federal Health Departments as the ‘source of item master data for procurement' for public health institutions. To successfully bid for NSW & WA Health tenders, suppliers must load their product & price catalogues [b1] onto NPC.

NSW Health lead the way in the use of the National Product Catalogue (NPC) because:

  • Assist to ensure the safety of patients and healthcare professionals
  • Helps to controlling the costs of production and procurement
  • Aids in controlling the cost of logistics
  • Facilitates itemised billing
  • Maintains regulatory compliance.
NPC on GS1net is now live with NSW Health.  As a supplier to state based health jurisdictions, the adoption[b2]  of the GS1 standards for healthcare has a range of challenges. Even if you are already NPC compliant, there is still a range of ‘sustainability’ issues that you may face around the process of managing your product & price data.
  • What is a cost effective way to maintain compliance with NPC?
  • How can you avoid direct data entry into NPC (GS1net) with all the potential issues of invalid data?
  • What are the ongoing effects? -  How to build a single repository of ‘comprehensive’ product master data within your organisation?  Who owns the data internally? What is the process to update this data whilst maintaining data integrity
  • What is an efficient way to maintain SOX compliance (Sarbanes Oxley) for product master data?
  • Can I reduce administration time & effort with data approval workflow?
  • How can I maintain electronic audit trails at each stage of approvals?
Innovit Australia is a leader in Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Data Management (PDM) software solutions to assist solve many of these challenges.  Innovit’s iICE products are one of the few solutions certified by GS1 for GS1net/NPC.  Companies such as Novartis, Wyeth, Stryker, Analytica and Welch Allyn have selected Innovit to help them meet compliance with the National Product Catalogue (NPC).   

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