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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.  
Susan Morris, CMRP, FAHRMM, health care 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.
WORK GROUP TITLE: UDI Capture Work GroupCASE STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Sandi Michel, MPMP, ITIL, CLSSBB, Director of Supply Chain Systems and Quality, the Office of Data Standards & Interoperability for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS)CASE STUDY ORGANIZATION:
CASE STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Lawrence Gossman, AVP, Supply Chain, Fran Sercer, MSN RN, Associate Director of Interventional Services, Anita Sears, Director of Supply Chain, Eskenazi Health
Data is becoming as much of an asset to an organization as its people. Being able to reliably quantify value and deliver on the promise of high-quality healthcare at a lower cost using evidenced-based decision making will be what distinguishes those providers and suppliers from their competitors.
WORK GROUP TITLE: UDI Capture Work GroupCASE STUDY PARTICIPANTS: •    Tonya Gilliam and Lana Glover, EPIC Team •    Terry Hays and Alex Monday, IT Team •    Doug Barnhart, OR Team •    Tom Stenger, Johnny Dennis and Justin Holstead, Supply Chain Team •    Lorette Hefley, Revenue Cycle TeamCASE STUDY ORGANIZATION:
In part one, we explore the reasons why the FDA created the (UOU) Unit of Use.
In the third part of the the FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) “Unit of Use” (UOU) webcast series, we cover several potential use cases for the FDA UDI UOU identifier.
In part two of the FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) Unit of Use (UOU) webcast series, we cover the FDA definition of the term, Unit of Use.
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From a supply chain perspective, the use of UDIs will help with the visibility of supplies throughout the continuum of care. By Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP Download Article
WORK GROUP TITLE: UDI Capture Work GroupCASE STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Wendy Watson, OR Supply Chain Manager at University Health NetworkCASE STUDY ORGANIZATION: University Health Network (UHN) serves the residents of Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s largest city, and the surrounding communities. UHN is comprised of 10 program areas spread across four hospitals and eight sites. It has $2B in revenues, 1,200 patient beds and its surgeons perform 24,000 surgical procedures each year.
WORK GROUP TITLE: UDI Capture Work GroupCASE STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Becky Ashin, Vice President, Advanced Orthopaedic Center, University of Tennessee Medical Center Beth Kaylor, RN Clinical Director, Innovation, DeRoyal IndustriesCASE STUDY ORGANIZATION: