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FDA RELEASES UDI FINAL RULE

The Food and Drug Administration published advanced notification of the final ruling on unique device identification (UDI) regulation.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FINAL UDI REGULATION

Impact: The UDI rule in and of itself does not put any regulatory requirements on providers. However, providers are instrumental to a UDI system's success; if providers don't use the unique identifiers, much of the intended value of UDI will be lost.

Benefits: A unique medical device identifier will provide an important means for hospitals to better track medical devices for use in patient care, act in event of safety recalls, and manage their supply chains. UDIs also can be incorporated into electronic health records.

 

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