EP Lab Digest: Ascent Leads Industry Commitment to Quality Healthcare as a First-Mover on GLN Readiness (08/24/10):

As hospitals and providers work to adopt GS1 global supply chain standards into their operations, Ascent is now ready to work with customers using Global Location Numbers (GLNs). These are standardized identification numbers that give medical locations unique numbers, and will improve the safety and efficiency of healthcare with more effective traceability and improved order, invoice and inventory management capabilities. As the leading re-manufacturer of single use devices (SUDs) and one of the first suppliers to announce GS1 readiness – well before 2010 GLN Sunrise date of December 31 – Ascent demonstrates its leadership and commitment to improving and evolving the healthcare industry.