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Learning UDI Community Resources

The Learning UDI Community (LUC) focuses on developing common understanding and approach to UDI adoption for supply chain and clinical care through progressive practices, proposed solutions, and resources. In addition to the work group progressive practices, AHRMM will share applicable resources through the Learning UDI Resource listing.

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  • Business Case for the UDI Presentation

    May 11, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: UDI | Formats: Tool

    With significant pressures on hospitals and healthcare systems, it is incumbent upon those who recognize the benefits of UDI to build the business case for UDI adoption in the healthcare delivery environment. As the one discipline that works with operational, clinical, financial and technical leaders, supply chain professionals can help build the business case that documents value for multiple stakeholders.

    Download the Business Case for UDI work group presentation and share it with your organization and other stakeholders. By identifying current and future workflows around key hospital processes, the workgroup has provided insights that can help identify areas of investment necessary and corresponding benefits. Healthcare systems can take the current state workflows and adjust them as necessary to match their specific processes and also make any necessary adjustments to the future state to align with their vision for UDI adoption.

  • Business Case for the UDI Work Group Report

    May 03, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: UDI | Formats: Report/Study

    The report from the Business Case for the UDI work group, a formal work group of AHRMM's Learning UDI Community (LUC) is intended to close the knowledge gap between the current realities of supply chain workflow processes, and offer a vision for how UDI adoption will allow for a smoothly functioning supply chain based upon reliable product information. The report addresses five process flows that could potentially change following healthcare organizations’ adoption of the UDI. Descriptions of workflow processes highlight the redundancies in today’s environment and where changes using UDI will lead to streamlined future operations and potential savings opportunities. The report also contains recommendations on what hospitals need to do to effectively adopt UDI and incorporate it into ongoing clinical and supply chain operations.

  • UDI Guidance Document for Medical Devices Containing HCT/P

    May 03, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: UDI | Formats: Report/Study

    Human cells, tissues, or cellular or tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) are a precious resource often provided by deceased donors and/or acutely grieving family members. Living donors also provide HCT/Ps that can improve and save lives of recipients in need. Tissue banks, eye banks and cellular therapy laboratories handle these products of human origin with care and respect, understanding the special gift of donation. It is important this care and respect is followed from the time of donation and recovery to the moment of implant, transplant, infusion, or transfer to a human recipient. This guidance document, developed by a work group of the AHRMM Learning UDI Community (LUC) provides information on HCT/Ps, HCT/Ps regulation as a medical device, traceability of HCT/Ps, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule and its effects on HCT/Ps regulated as a medical device.

  • Announcement of GUDID Release 2.2 Deployment and Document Updates

    April 04, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: UDI | Formats: Advisory/Briefing/Update

    The FDA announcement of GUDID Release 2.2 explains the details of the enhancements aimed at reducing the burden on manufacturers wishing to corrections or improvements to GUDID. At the same time, FDA UDI Team has also enhanced AccessGUDID, providing users with more transparency on the updates to each DI record.

  • 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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