Evidence-Based Practice Poster Session (Posters #11-#20)
12 - UDI Adoption and Point of Care Scanning for Surgical Implants
Description: Learn about the new levels of medical device traceability required through the U.S. FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule. The rule is improving the healthcare industry’s ability to deliver optimal care by enabling faster medical device traceability and recall readiness, as well as efficient inventory management. Many manufacturers have chosen to use GS1 Standards to implement the rule. Thus, for many healthcare providers, their first experience using GS1 Standards in their operations will come from the implementation of point of care (POC) scanning systems to capture UDIs from implantable devices. To support this effort, GS1 US® established the GS1 Healthcare US® Point of Care Scanning Workgroup to gather feedback from providers who have implemented or are in the process of implementing GS1 Standards for POC scanning, and solution providers of associated supporting systems (e.g., scanning, electronic health record (EHR), enterprise resource planning (ERP), device inventory management systems, POC, etc.). The culmination of that work was the development of Point of Care Scanning guidance document to support healthcare providers implementing POC scanning systems using GS1 Standards. This poster will cover data readiness, system readiness, data flow between supply chain and clinical systems needed for point of care scanning. 1. Data readiness is essential for POC scanning. Implementation efforts to promote data readiness focus on: Data Sources such as Global Data Synchronization (GDSN), Data Storage, Data Interfaces. 2. In order to prepare hospital systems, it is essential to understand the data flow needed to enable POC scanning. To assist with that, the Workgroup reviewed prepared data flow maps to illustrate POC data scanning flow across the three provider systems that support POC Scanning: ERP system, Medical Device Inventory Management/Point of Use (POU) system, EHR system 3. The second core effort in a POC scanning implementation is system readiness. It is essential to examine each of the systems that support your POC scanning implementation (i.e., ERP system, POU system, EHR system). Key considerations are: Assessment and Gap Analysis, Hardware and Software Readiness, Interoperability. This presentation will cover checklists of capabilities and tasks that providers need to assess to support system readiness in each system. Finally, we will cover key steps that can be used to plan a UDI and Point of Care Scanning implementation project, including assessing current state, preparing a communication plan, and analyzing data readiness.