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  • The Critical Link Between Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) and Unique Device Identification (UDI) White Paper

    July 04, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: CQO, Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: White Paper

    In an effort to capture broader insights on UDI adoption from across the health care field, AHRMM, with participation by the FDA, held LUC Data Quality Workshops during four conferences in 2017. During these workshops, conference attendees had the opportunity to voice their opinions on the state of UDI data quality, hurdles to UDI adoption and what recommended practices are necessary for providers and suppliers to effectively capture the UDI and use it in meaningful ways.  

    A clear message has emerged from health care stakeholders – the only way to drive greater UDI adoption across the health care field is for the individuals and groups engaged in UDI efforts to collaborate, share their experiences, and learn from each other. In this paper, we leverage these collective insights to present challenges faced by providers and manufacturers today with regards to UDI adoption, and highlight potential solutions that have emerged from the work of the LUC and other health care participants.

  • CMRP Information Systems and Data Management Course
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    June 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, Data Standards, MMIS | Formats: eLearning Course | CPE Credit: 1

    Prepare for the revised CMRP examination with the new CMRP eLearning course. This module covers the information systems and data management portion of the exam.

  • CMRP Procurement and Product Value Analysis Course
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    June 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: CMRP, Contracting, Data Standards, MMIS, Procure to Pay | Formats: eLearning Course | CPE Credit: 1

    Prepare for the revised CMRP examination with the new CMRP eLearning course. This module covers the procurement and product value analysis portion of the exam.

  • UDI and MU3 – What Data Goes in the Item Master?

    March 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Data Standards, Inventory Management, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Webcast

    Susan Morris, CMRP, FAHRMM, Healthcare Executive, Cerner Corporation, explains the different parts of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) and which part should go into the Item Master. This webcast walks through the three FDA-accredited issuing agencies that assign UDIs and explains what information is in the different barcodes and how to read them both electronically and by human sight.

  • Low Unit of Measure (LUM) UDI Single Device Work Group Report

    February 25, 2018 | Content Areas: Logistics | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, Suppliers, UDI | Formats: Report/Study

    The goal of this document is to provide a guide for supply chain partners to begin a dialogue to ensure that medical devices comply with FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements as well as meet the FDA’s goal of enhancing patient safety. Low Unit of Measure (LUM) programs are complex and the steps outlined in this best practices document are a critical first step. We expect this to be an ongoing process as additional opportunities for stakeholder collaboration continue to arise.

  • Eskenazi UDI Capture Case Study

    January 12, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    When the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology issued a final rule that required the integration of UDIs into electronic health records (EHRs) for compliance with Meaningful Use 3 requirements, the Eskenazi Health team quickly started a project to determine how they could leverage their existing data standards work to meet the ONC’s deadlines.

    In 2015, during implementation of their Epic EHR system, the team decided its ERP supply database would be the sole source of truth for product related information, including UDIs, units of measure (UOM), and pricing. At that point, they began developing the required infrastructure to use barcode scanning to capture product UDIs at the point of use in minimally invasive procedural (MIPS) areas.

  • FMOLHS UDI Capture Case Study: Automation of Product Data Capture in the Electronic Health Record

    January 12, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    Read how FMOLHS has been working to leverage UDI barcodes and system integration for the automation of product data capture in the electronic health record (EHR). Through this work, they hope to increase the accuracy and completeness of product data in patients’ medical records, and improve workflow efficiency so that clinicians can spend less time on product documentation and more time on patient care.

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