The widely-deployed HIN System currently identifies more than 2 million healthcare locations.
The Health Industry Number System (HIN)
Create, Calculate, and Confirm UDI Information with HIBCC's suite of cloud-based tools. Create a free account today.
HIBCC Releases UDI-Builder
Learn more about HIBCC, and how we can help you comply with the European Union Medical Device Regulation.
European Commission Designates HIBCC as an Issuing Entity for its UDI Initiative
The Unique Device Identifier is a system used to mark & identify medical devices within the healthcare supply chain.
FDA’s UDI Initiative
HIBCC has launched its redesigned iHIN Web-Based Portal (iHIN 2.0). iHIN 2.0 now includes new and enhanced features designed to assist you in your daily use of the HIN Database.
Access iHIN 2.0
HIBCC Releases Enhanced iHIN Web-Based Portal

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 UDI, 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-HIBC-UDI or 877-GET-HINS.

Create HIBC UDIs

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.

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.

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Label with HIBCC for UDI Compliance

Label with HIBCC for UDI Compliance

When it comes to labeling, healthcare has unique patient safety needs. Our UDI labeling standards provide the necessary added safety measures and our on-line utility creates HIBCC UDI codes in seconds.Learn More →

Access the iHIN Website

Access the iHIN Website

HIN licensees can access the iHIN System here.


 Access iHIN here →