The Unique Device Identifier is a system used to mark & identify medical devices within the healthcare supply chain.
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FDA’s New UDI Initiative
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Setting Safer Standards Throughout The World
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The widely-deployed HIN System currently identifies more than 1 million healthcare locations.
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The Health Industry Number System (HIN)

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’s Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID): Guidance for Industry document is now available. Click Here

HIBCC clarifies identification of device-software versions in the HIBC supplier labeling standard and UDI For further detail Click Here

HIBCC to be a Sponsor of the UDI Implementation Workshop To view the announcement Click Here

HIBCC Releases New HIN Activity Codes To Comply With 340B GPO Prohibition Rule. View the April 2014 Technical Bulletin for further detail. Click Here

European Dental Industry Organization Expresses Support for the HIBC UDI. Download the communiqué from FIDE (Federation of the European Dental Industry) HERE.

FDA Accredits HIBCC as Issuing Agency for UDI.   HIBCC has been accredited by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as an issuing agency for the assignment of Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs).  Read more HERE.

The Health Industry Supplier Labeling Standard – Version 2.4 – Now Available  Download a copy of version 2.4 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.

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