Supply Chain Fundamentals: The What and Why of UDI

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Continuing Education: 0.5 CECs

UDI is key to improving supply chain efficiency and enhancing patient care. This course is an introduction to UDI (Unique Device Identifier) and the principal benefits of this system for health care delivery.

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The UDI (Unique Device Identifier) system was established by the FDA to adequately identify medical devices. Implementation helps to facilitate the rapid and accurate identification of a device and enables access to other important information pertaining to it. UDI also provides a standard and clear way to document device use in electronic health records, clinical information systems, and registries.

Learning Objectives

  • Define UDI, its component parts, and its relationship to data in GUDID (Global UDI Database).
  • Describe the importance of UDI system benefits for health care delivery.
  • List specific advantages of UDI for patients, providers, and manufacturers.
  • Identify the steps necessary for comprehensive UDI implementation.