The Unique Device Identifier is a system used to mark & identify medical devices within the healthcare supply chain.
FDA’s UDI Initiative
Learn more about HIBCC, and how we continue to meet the labeling safety requirements of the healthcare industry.
Setting Safer Standards Throughout The World
HIBCC has released a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Decoder app for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. The app provides the ability to decode HIBCC Auto‐ID symbols.
HIBCC Releases UDI Decoder App For Apple and Android
The widely-deployed HIN System currently identifies more than 2 million healthcare locations.
The Health Industry Number System (HIN)
Get started by using the HIBCC Data Formatter to download your Auto-ID image
Start Labeling with Bar Codes and other Auto-ID Tags

Health Industry Business Communications Council® ~Setting Safer Standards

HIBCC®, the Health Industry Business Communications Council, is an industry supported and internationally accredited nonprofit standards development organization with a global reach. We develop standards that meet the unique requirements of the world’s healthcare providers.

Our sole focus is setting safer standards for the healthcare industry. The medical field demands certain patient safety considerations, and our goal is to meet them by developing appropriate standards for information exchange and communication among all healthcare trading partners.

Our scope includes a wide variety of standards, from Auto-ID/bar code labeling and UDI Compliance to location identifiers and electronic commerce. In all cases we continue to emphasize “safety first”. Whether you’re here to create a bar code, learn more about Unique Device Identifiers (UDI), or to access the Health Industry Number (HIN) System, we are here to assist. For additional information send us an email, or call us at 855-HIBCC-UDI or 877-GET-HINS.

Create HIBC Bar Code/UDI Structures

HIBC Auto-ID/bar code structures provide the first step toward creating the Unique Device Identifier (UDI)  and Universal Product Numbers (UPN) that are now required for healthcare trading partners to do business.

Our Auto-ID/Bar Code Utility will enable you to create HIBC-UDI data structures for product labeling according to the HIBC Supplier Labeling Standard.

The HIN Resource Center

The HIN System was developed by the health care industry to support the needs of all trading partners participating in the health care supply chain. The HIN Resource Center provides all the tools necessary to manage your HIN processes.

Latest Updates

FDA Announces GUDID Account Registration will Open February 1st, 2016 for Class II Device Labelers. For more information Click Here

FDA issues Draft UDI Guidance for Convenience Kits. To view the full document Click Here

FBI announces new alphanumeric identification numbering system based upon the same principles as HIBCC . To view details Click Here

FDA publishes new “UDI Formats by FDA-Accredited Issuing Agency” document to include enhancements in ANSI/HIBC SLS 2.5 . To view the full document Click Here

HIBCC Announces Auto-ID Technical Committee Meeting for December 2015. To view the full details Click Here

HIBCC President interviewed for “Device Management Goes Global” Article. To view the full article Click Here

HIBCC Auto-ID Technical Committee Open to Public for Participation. For more information Click Here

FDA extends UDI data submission compliance date for Implantable/Life-Supporting/Life-Sustaining devices. To view the full announcement Click Here

HIBCC announces ANSI/HIBC SLS 2.5 listing in ANSI Standards Action. For more information Click Here

FDA issues Draft UDI Guidance for Direct Marking. To view the full document Click Here

US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Improve Patient Safety by Including UDIs in Patient Electronic Health Records. To view details Click Here

HIBCC HIN 340B Database Subset Surpasses 58,000 Records. To view details Click Here

HIBCC UDI Decoder Apps Now Available for Apple iOS and Android Devices. To view details Click Here

HIBCC HIN Database Surpasses 2.2M Records. To view details Click Here

Apexus releases HIN online tutorial for the PHS 340B program. This excellent tool is a useful introduction to HIN for all HIN users. To view the tutorial Click Here




Become a HIBCC Labeler

Become a HIBCC Labeler

The Healthcare industry has a unique need for safety when it comes to labeling. Our tool creates HIBC-UPN data structures in seconds.Create HIBCC Structures →

Start Using the HIN System

Start Using the HIN System

The HIN® was created as a universal identifier to support the needs of trading partners in the supply chain.Learn More →

Access iHIN

Access iHIN

HIN licensees can access the iHIN System here.

 Access iHIN here →