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HIBC | HIBCC Unique Device Identification (UDI)

HIBC barcode symbols may include primary and secondary information as specified by the HIBCC (Health Industry Business Communications Council). Every HIBC symbol must include a MOD43 check character. which is calculated from all data encoded within the barcode including data identifiers, production identifiers concatenation characters and supplemental data.

HIBC Barcode Generation Options:

All IDAutomation Code 39 products support the MOD43 check character by enabling it. Code 128, Data Matrix and QR Code support the MOD43 check character with the ~f?? option where ?? is the number of digits before the tilde to include in the calculation.

IDAutomation Code 128, Data Matrix and QR Code products supporting the ~f?? option include:

For example, the following formula (DataToEncode = "+A123BJC5D6E71/$$52001510X3" & "~f27") in the Crystal Reports Native Generator calculates and encodes the Mod 43 check character within the barcode and in the HRI text:

hibc lic concatenated primary and secondary datamatrix

HIBC Barcode Generation Examples:

The information below is included only as an example of how to encode HIBC barcode information within IDAutomation products. Always refer to the latest specification from the HIBCC before implementation.

The HIBCC has two parts, the HIBC Supplier Labeling Standard (SLS) and the HIBC Provider Standard, which is the internal label information created by the health providers. The HIBCC UDI has four components to the barcode. The Data Identifier, Production Identifier, Supplemental data if desired and a Mod 43 check character.

Data Identifier or Primary Data Structure Example:
Identifier Data Type DB Field Size Example Data
Device Identifier (DI) Fixed Character 1 +
Labeler Identification Code (LIC) Alphanumeric 4 A123
Product or Catalog Number (PCN) Alphanumeric 1-18 ABCDEFGHI123456789
Unit of Measure Identifier (U/M) Numeric 1 1
Check Character Mod 43 (C) Alphanumeric 1 E

Data Identifier or Primary Data Structure 

The Labeler Identification Code (LIC) is assigned by the HIBCC after an application is submitted and approved.

Production Identifier or Secondary Data Structure Example:
  1. HIBCC Identifier Flag.
  2. Expiration Date and/or Lot Number or Serial Number.
  3. Supplemental Data such as Serial Number, Manufacture Date, Expiration Date or Quantity if needed.
  4. Check or Link Character from Primary Data Structure.
  5. Mod 43 Check Character.
Data Delimiters Identifier Data Type HR Field Size DB Field Size Example Data
+ Device Identifier* (DI) Fixed Character   1 +
$ Lot Number Only Alphanumeric 19 18  
$$7 Lot Number Only
(Alternate Option)
Alphanumeric 21 18  
$$ Expiration Date (MMYY)
followed by Lot Number
Exp. Date: Numeric 6 4  
Lot #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$2 Expiration Date (MMDDYY)
followed by Lot Number
Exp. Date: Numeric 9 6  
Lot #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$3 Expiration Date (YYMMDD)
followed by Lot Number
Exp. Date: Numeric 9 6  
Lot #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$4 Expiration Date (YYMMDDHH)
followed by Lot Number
Exp. Date: Numeric 11 8 20020216LOT123456789012345
Lot #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$5 Expiration Date (YYJJJ)
followed by Lot Number
Exp. Date: numeric
Julian Date format
8 5  
Lot #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$6 Expiration Date (YYJJJHH)
followed by Lot Number
Exp. Date: numeric
Julian Date format with hour
10 7
 
Lot #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$+ Serial Number only Alphanumeric 20 18  
$$+7 Serial Number only
(Alternate Option)
Alphanumeric 22 18  
$$+ Expiration Date (MMYY)
followed by Serial Number
Exp. Date: Numeric 7 4  
Serial #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$+2 Expiration Date (MMDDYY)
followed by Serial Number
Exp. Date: Numeric 10 6  
Serial #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$+3 Expiration Date (YYMMDD)
followed by Serial Number
Exp. Date: Numeric 10 6  
Serial #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$+4 Expiration Date (YYMMDDHH)
followed by Serial Number
Exp. Date: Numeric 12 8  
Serial #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$+5 Expiration Date (YYJJJ)
followed by Serial Number
Exp. Date: Numeric
Julian Date format
9 5  
Serial #: Alphanumeric 18 18
$$+6 Expiration Date
followed by Serial Number
Exp. Date: Numeric
Julian Date format with hour
11 7  
Serial #: Alphanumeric 18 18
/S Supplemental Serial Number, where lot number also required and included in main secondary data string Alphanumeric 20 18 XYZ456789012345678
/16D Manufacturing Date (YYYYMMDD) (supplemental to secondary barcode) Numeric 12 8 20130202
/14D Expiration Date (YYYYMMDD) (supplemental to secondary barcode) Numeric 12 8
C Mod 43 Check Character from Primary Data Structure Alphanumeric 1 1 E
C Mod 43 Check Character from Secondary Data Structure Alphanumeric 1 1 %

Production Identifier

Concatenating the Primary and Secondary Barcode:
Data Delimiters Identifier
Primary Barcode +A123ABCDEFGHI1234567891
Concatenate /
Secondary Barcode $$420020216LOT123456789012345/SXYZ456789012345678/16D20130202
Mod 43 Check Character $

The primary and secondary barcode are concatenated together using a slash "/". However, the Secondary HIBC "+" flag and Secondary Check Character are omitted and only one mod 43 check character will be used for the entire data string, which in this example would be a dollar sign ($).

This check character may easily be generated within the barcode by using the ~f option within compatible products.

For example:
+A123ABCDEFGHI1234567891/$$420020216LOT123456789012345/SXYZ456789012345678/16D20130202~f86
would encode
+A123ABCDEFGHI1234567891/$$420020216LOT123456789012345/SXYZ456789012345678/16D20130202$
and show
+A123ABCDEFGHI1234567891/$$420020216LOT123456789012345/SXYZ456789012345678/16D20130202$ within the text HRI.

Concatenating the Primary and Secondary Barcode 

Because the above string is much longer than many barcode scanners are be able to read, concatenated HIBC UDI symbols should be generated using one of the following 2D symbologies:

Data Matrix Example

Data Matrix HIBCC UDI 

QR Code Example

QR Code HIBCC UDI

Aztec Example

Aztec HIBCC UDI

Complete information about the HIBCC UDI Specifications.

HIBCC Label Examples:

Code 128 Example:

hibcc udi

Reference

Data Matrix Example:

HIBCC Data Matrix UDI

+J123AQ3451/$$3231231BC34567$4012R

Reference

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