October 9, 2017: Access the presentation and documents from the 2017 HTG Summit below:

September 27 & 28, 2017: HTG hosted the annual HTG Summit at Mercy in St. Louis, MO.

March 14, 2017: HTG has released the public versions of their position statements on the following subjects:

September 28 & 29, 2016: HTG hosted the annual HTG Summit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

September 18, 2015: HTG has updated our business requirement. View the guidelines here

September 14, 2015: Access the presentation for the 2015 Supplier Summit below:

August 18 & 19, 2015: The HTG will be holding the annual Supplier Summit. This year’s event will be hosted by Geisinger Health System. Please contact Hydie Bilger ( for more information.

September 17 & 18, 2014: The HTG will be having the annual Supplier Summit. This year’s event will be hosted by Kaiser Permanente. Please contact Grace Loiseau ( for more information.

October 1-3, 2013: The HTG will be speaking at the 2013 GS1 Global Conference in San Francisco, California. Please visit the GS1 Website for more information on how to register.

August 30, 2013: “Data Standardization” VideoIntermountain Healthcare produced this informational (and funny!) video on the importance of data standards in the healthcare industry.

August 27, 2013: HTG in Repertoire Magazine – Go to page 44 of the linked magazine to check out the article titled “A Perfect Order?”, where ROi President/CEO, Gene Kirtser discusses UDI and the the results of the May HTG Summit Manufactuer Survey.

July 10, 2013: HTG Hands Out First Supplier Award and Outlines Future Initiatives

May 30, 2013: Congradulations to Cook Medicial, Recipient of the 2013 HTG Excellence Award

April 25, 2013: Physicians and Clinical Researchers Take the Lead on UDI 

Photos from the Dec 2012 HTG Summit:














































July 9, 2012:  Healthcare Transformation Group Responds to FDA Announcement

December 12, 2011: National Healthcare Providers Share Product Usage Data; Launch New Website

March 7, 2011: National Healthcare Providers Evaluate Supplier Adoption of GS1® Standards

December 7, 2010: National Healthcare Providers Collaborate For Implementation of GS1® Standards

For more information on the GS1 Standard, please visit the GS1 website.

HTG in the News

March 2012: Healthcare Finance News
Standardized Bar Codes Offer Big Savings

February 2012: Journal of Healthcare Contracting
Transforming the Face of Healthcare Delivery
December 2011: HTG Members Make Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 List

December 2011: Healthcare Finance News
National healthcare providers share product usage data

December 2011: Healthcare IT News
Big providers compare notes on product usage

November 2011: HTG Members to Present at World Congress
The World Congress 6th Annual Leadership Summit on Health Care Supply Chain Management,
January 30-February 1, 2012 in Orlando, FL

July 2011: Healthcare Purchasing News
GS1 declares: No sunset on horizon

July/August 2011: GS1 US Between the Lines Newsletter
EXPERT’S VOICE: UDI Driven Improvements for Patient Safety
Deborah Petretich Templeton, R.Ph., M.H.A., vice president of supply chain services at Geisinger Health System, discusses the benefits of Unique Device Identification (UDI) systems and how they contribute to patient safety.

March 11, 2011: GS1 US Online Community
Healthcare Industry on Track with GLN Implementation and Sunrise Goals

March 7, 2011: CMIO
Providers unite to streamline supply chain management


HTG Provider Adoption Status – Nov 2016

FDA UDI Online Resource Site – GS1 Healthcare US has launched a new online resource site to further assist healthcare organizations prepare to meet upcoming FDA UDI requirements for medical devices. Click here to visit this “one-stop” industry resource for information on implementing GS1 Standards to support UDI.

The Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics (CIHL) at the University of Arkansas released the new Levels, Readiness and Impacts Model (LRIM) tool. The LRIM tool is designed to provide a user-friendly spreadsheet tool to help healthcare providers meet their need to quantify the investments and benefits they can expect from GS1 adoption choices.  The LRIM tool is free and accessible through the CIHL website: Providers can dowload the tool and user’s guide to get started.

HISCI, HSCA and University of Arkansas Releases Survey Examining Progress Toward Adoption of Critical Standards to Increase Efficiency and Patient Safety and Reduce Costs