Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC)

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Description This standard applies to any NHS setting in England where automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technologies (i.e. barcodes and RFID tags) are used as enablers to improve patient safety, ensure greater clinical effectiveness and drive operational efficiencies.
Reference code DAPB0108
Has the standard been published? true
Nationally Mandated true
Status of standard Active
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Standard type Technical standards and specifications
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  • Continuity of care (ToC)
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Care setting
  • Community health
  • Hospital
  • Maternity
  • Mental health
  • Pharmacy
  • Transport / Infrastructure
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
Related standards * GS1 General Specifications, Release 21.0.1 * GS1 DataMatrix Guidelines, Release 2.5.1 * GS1 Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules, Release 10.0 * GS1 GLN Allocation Rules Standard, Release 3.0.1 * GS1 EPC Tag Data Standard, Release 1.13 * ISB 0149: NHS Number * DCB0160: Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems * DCB0129: Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems
Dependencies This standard needs to be reviewed and implemented alongside the NHS Data Model and Dictionary
Assurance This standard has been approved by the [Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB)]( and published as an information standard notice (ISN).