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.
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
HIBCC releases December 2014 Auto-ID Committee meeting agenda. To view the agenda 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
Errata to HIBC SLS 2.4 has been released to clarify the use of special characters in the secondary symbol. To view the updated document Click Here
FDA issues UDI Frequently Asked Questions Volume 1. To view the full document Click Here