Leadership & Management
Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Panel Discussion #6002 (1.50 CH)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Rule in 2013. The regulation mandates manufacturers (labelers) to place a UDI on each medical device package through its distribution and use in the U.S.. The ultimate goal of implementing the UDI system is to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and, most importantly, improve patient safety. Panel members from across the UDI continuum (regulatory, manufacturing, supply chain, health care providers, and health IT) will define UDI, review important implementation dates that impact health care organizations, address key areas of UDI adoption in existing supply chain and clinical operations, introduce specific topics, such as challenges, changes in workflow, and opportunities of UDI integration in supply chain and materials management systems, and evaluate how UDI capture in patient’s EHRs and other data systems can improve care. The panel will then turn the discussion over to the audience for questions, debate, and to learn from each other.