Senior Vice-President Healthcare
Ulrike Kreysa is responsible for the Healthcare sector at the GS1 Global Office in Brussels and works with her local colleagues in 114 countries across the world to develop and implement GS1 standards in the healthcare industry.
Having started her career as a Pharmacist as well in public pharmacies as in a large German university hospital she manages GS1 Healthcare, the global GS1 user group, formed by the stakeholders in the healthcare supply chain, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer, wholesaler/distributor, group purchasing organizations, hospitals, pharmacies, logistic providers, governmental and regulatory bodies and associations.
GS1 Healthcare has the mission to lead the Healthcare sector to the successful development and implementation of global standards. Worldwide patient safety and supply chain efficiencies will be enhanced globally through standards for AIDC (Automatic Identification and Data Capture), global data synchronisation and traceability.
Ulrike works regularly with decision makers from leading companies and regulatory bodies like US FDA, Chinese NMPA, EU Commission and many others to drive harmonisation of standards in the implementation across the world. She has facilitated many work groups to develop worldwide guidance for the automatic identification of medicinal products with barcodes to enable traceability and an improved supply chain. Since years she is very engaged in working with donor- and financing organisations to enable a secure and efficient supply chain also in Africa, ensuring that medicinal products are available and safe when needed for patient treatment.
Ulrike is also the Chairwoman of the Joint Initiative Council (JIC), which brings together the leading standard organisations in healthcare (ISO, CEN, HL7, Snomed, DICOM, IHE and GS1) to ensure interoperability and cooperation.
Thursday 30th, 14:00