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Issue date:
14 June 2017
Corporate Authors:
Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO), Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health
Document date:
14 June 2017
Copyright status:

Copyright Held by Non-Crown Party

978-1-98-850243-4 (online)


This document provides direction on the information standards chosen to enable all medical devices and device types to be properly named and identified for clinical and supply chain purposes in New Zealand.

This extends the present standards for the New Zealand Medicines Terminology to the medical device domain. Namely, GS1 Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is endorsed as the standard for device identification in the supply chain and for product traceability, while SNOMED CT is endorsed as the standard for device terminology in electronic health records and for clinical decision support.