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Michael Innes Joins GS1 US as Vice President of Healthcare

Innes to Lead the GS1 Healthcare US Industry Initiative, Dedicated to Improving Patient Safety and Supply Chain Performance in the Healthcare Industry

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GS1 US has appointed Michael Innes vice president, healthcare. In this role, Mr. Innes is responsible for leading GS1 Healthcare US®, an industry-driven initiative that is working toward the adoption of open, global standards to help healthcare companies improve accuracy, speed and efficiency in their supply chain and care delivery.

Mr. Innes will facilitate collaboration among healthcare supply chain stakeholders to understand their collective objectives and offer strategic guidance on the use of standards and technology to improve business and clinical processes. He will also oversee the GS1 US healthcare industry engagement team, which works with pharmaceutical, medical device, provider and patient care professionals to drive GS1® Standards implementation in their organizations and across the industry.

"Michael joins the GS1 US team at a crucial and exciting time in the healthcare sector," said Siobhan O'Bara, senior vice president of industry engagement, GS1 US. "With federal laws and regulations, like the Unique Device Identification rule and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, mandating the use of data standards in the medical device and pharmaceutical arenas, the GS1 Healthcare US initiative and workgroups provide a common foundation to help industry transition to a safer supply chain. Michael's expertise, leadership and ability to engage healthcare stakeholders will be instrumental in helping industry adapt to the imminent change."

Prior to joining GS1 US, Mr. Innes was a program director with Kaiser Permanente where he managed strategic projects designed to extend the value of GS1 Standards within and beyond the supply chain. He is a founding member and former chair of the Healthcare Transformation Group, a provider-based collaboration designed to accelerate adoption of GS1 Standards.

Mr. Innes also previously worked as a management consultant for KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young where he developed and delivered implementation methodologies for both domestic and international Fortune 500 clients focused on delivering operational risk assessments within the supply chain. Additionally, he has experience in the technology industry working with international clients to implement business-to-business exchanges with CommerceOne, an eCommerce platform provider.

Mr. Innes earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California at Irvine and a Masters of Business Administration/Information Systems from California State University, Long Beach. He is a member in good standing with The Association for Operations Management since 2001, and is currently Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

For more information about GS1 US and GS1 Healthcare US, please visit www.gs1us.org/healthcare.  

About GS1 US
GS1 US, a member of the global information standards organization GS1®, brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. Nearly 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled RFID, data synchronization and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®). www.GS1US.org.

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