HIBCC AU LAUNCHES - 6 MARCH 2002


The Australian affiliate of the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) has recently commenced operations.

HIBCC AU Incorporated has been established as a not-for-profit standards organisation providing bar-coding and e-commerce standards to the health industry. Initial funding has been provided by Abbott Laboratories, Baxter Heathcare, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Kodak Health Imaging, and Stryker Australia, leaders in the supply of medical supplies and diagnostics technology.

One of the primary objectives of HIBCC AU is to create the Universal Product Number (UPN) repository for the Australian market. The UPN is the preferred numbering standard amongst suppliers of medical, surgical and diagnostics equipment, and the UPN repository in Australia will provide suppliers and their customers, the health service providers, with a valuable tool for supply chain management.

In addition to the UPN, HIBCC AU will also provide education and training, implementation advice and other services around the HIBCC suite of standards, including HIBC bar-coding, EDI and XML.

For further information please contact:

Kirk Kikirekov
President
HIBCC AU Incorporated
Level 26, 201 Kent Street

Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: 61 2 9258 7225
Mobile: 0417 238 430

kirk.kikirekov@hibcc-au.com.au