HIBCC


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HIBCCHealth Industry Business Communications Council
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However, in the final rule, the FDA threw in a bit of a change up by allowing drug companies to use a rival alphanumeric format developed by the Health Industry Business Communication Council (HIBCC) HIBCC argues their alphanumeric symbology is more accurate than UCC symbology, although Bob Hankin, president and CEO of HIBCC concedes that "some may argue that the accuracy claim is quibbling." Another advantage is that a single product identification alphanumeric code can be used on all levels of a product's packaging, from shipping carton on down the line.
In these cases where it is not necessary to distinguish among individual items of a product, commercial marks, such as the Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN), COMMON LANGUAGE[R] Equipment Identification (CLEI) for telecommunications equipment, and the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) code for non-pharmaceutical healthcare products could be used.
"We needed an EDI solution that was competitively priced and complied with ANSI X12 standards and subset HIBCC (Health Industry Business Communications Council) standards," explains Rob MacLeod, chairman of CareNET.
These are such identifications as the global trade identification number (GTIN)--the most widely known being the universal product code (UPC)--the COMMON LANGUAGE[R] equipment identification (CLEI) for telecommunications equipment, and the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) code for non-pharmaceutical health care products.