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Hospital of the Future (German)



Jacqueline Klaiss Brons

Head of Consulting
GS1 Consulting

Tel. +41 58 800 83 65
Fax +41 58 800 73 99


Hospital of the future – stage III

The flow of information in the treatment pathway of a patient is currently often interrupted or incomplete. GS1 Switzerland’s ‘Hospitals of the future live’ project aims to change this. Global standards are used to ensure better, faster and more secure processes, avoiding duplication and helping to achieve greater transparency.

A three-stage project

The project is divided into three stages. Stage I was completed in 2014 and showed in a study that consistent, system-based integration of information flows in hospitals with the relevant upstream and downstream processes significantly improved the supply chain.

The subsequent project, Hospitals of the future live, was dedicated to practical implementation in the laboratory of a functioning “section” from stage I, with a focus on achieving the most continuous information flow possible, optimum processes and an efficient and integrated supply chain. Together with experts and students in the specialist field of medical IT from Berner Fachhochschule (Bern University of Applied Sciences), around 35 work packages were processed, the results of which have found international recognition.

The next step is now about to happen: stage III of the project encompasses the further development of the findings from stage II as well as the development and implementation of work streams and solutions for actual application in healthcare.

Broad-based approach

Take this opportunity to help make Switzerland’s healthcare even more efficient by participating in the ‘Hospitals of the future live’ project. The next work streams are aimed, in particular, at further increasing safety and the quality of care for patients. At the same time, there is a focus on enhancing processes in non-medical areas such as purchasing, logistics, facilities management and maintenance management of fixed assets and intangible assets.

Jointly defining key areas

The intention is for stakeholders to jointly specify key areas in stage III of the project, in order to define integrated solutions with optimum processes. All projects are to be developed and implemented with a view to using standards – both for clinical and logistics processes. The global GS1 standards and standards for health information exchange (HIE) provide an excellent basis for this.


Benefits to you as sponsor

As sponsor, you will be able to implement targeted sub-projects in your own business area and/or area of expertise and will be the first to benefit from results and insights.

Additional advantages:

  • Use of the SdZL (Hospitals of the future) platform for developing innovative ideas and solutions
  • Development of prototypes and further development to market readiness
  • Access to comprehensive expertise in healthcare IT, medical processes, process optimisation, logistics, facilities management and business consultancy of participating partners from industry, hospitals and universities
  • Access to development programmes (e.g. innosuisse)
  • Networking within the circle of stakeholders and beyond
  • Potential for recruiting graduates for your own company
  • Documentation and communication of project findings, with project sponsors and project partners mentioned