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Implementation Guide
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Version
Release2.1
Access
Open
Status
Active
Updated
October 2020
This document provides implementation guidance for those considering the use of the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) in health care. It is applicable across the entire healthcare value chain including hospital settings, supply chains, regulatory environments and clinical trials settings. The document includes several implementation examples to illustrate how GLNs are used in various applications.

Main sections:

• What is a Global Location Number?

• Why use GLNs?

• How to allocate GLNs?

• GLNs in manufacturing and distribution

• GLNs in hospitals and other clinical locations

• GLNs in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

• Ten steps to implementing a Global Location Number (GLN)

• Appendix: Implementation success stories
Access Healthcare GLN Implementation Guideline v2.1

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