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Overview: AHRMM Member Price: Free | Non-Member Price: $99 | CPE: 1 Order Recording
Lana Makhanik and Peter Fiorentino discuss discus why Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is breathing easier after they overhauled their inventory management system using UHF RFID technology. Peter explains why they chose RFID, the success and benefits they have achieved, and lessons learned.    
The Scanning Imperative – Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Costs Member Price: Free | Non-Member Price: $99 CPE Credit: 1.0
In this informational session, Karen Conway discusses her research with the FDA on value and the UDI. Mike Schiller joins the conversation by adding the actions AHRMM is taking with the Learning UDI Community to identify adoption practices and move beyond compliance.
Leading Practices, RFID and Integration Member Price: Free | Non-Member Price: $99 CPE Credit: 1
In this short video, explore what UDI is, why you should capture UDI through barcode scanning, and how to unlock the many benefits of UDI.
AHRMM has compiled a list of health care organizations utilizing the UDI or planning to implement UDI adoption within the next 12 months. Download the UDI Adoption Reference List and connect with other health care leaders to discuss the UDI adoption initiatives and obtain advice from colleagues who are further along the adoption curve. 
Read this report on the recommended practices related to the allocation of multiple unique device indicators (UDI-DI) and suggested ways to mitigate the occurrence or negative implication of multiple UDI-DIs.
AHRMM’s Learning UDI Community (LUC) is a health care collaborative effort, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, established to address issues impacting the adoption and implementation of the Unique Device Identifier by developing a common understanding and approach within the health care setting.
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.  
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.
Overview: The Business Case for the UDI work group, a formal work group of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management’s (AHRMM) Learning UDI Community (LUC) is comprised of more than 75 members representing the association, manufacturing/supplier, hospital, regulatory, consulting, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and solution provider communities. Within this group are five sub groups that are addressing one of five process flows that could potentially change following healthcare organizations’ adoption of the UDI.
In this AHRMM webcast, Karen Conway, executive director of industry relations and value at GHX discusses her research with the FDA on the value of UDI adoption in health care organizations. AHRMM’s Mike Schiller, senior director of supply chain, joins the conversation by describing the actions AHRMM is taking with the Learning UDI Community (LUC) to identify adoption practices and move beyond compliance. 
GUDID Release 2.2 was successfully deployed. The enhancements will allow for additional functionality as noted below.
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.
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
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:
In an effort to better protect patients during product recalls, and to improve care at a population health level, hospitals must begin to accurately capture medical device data through UDI adoption.  Download Now