Management of inventory turns, reducing waste due to product expiration, and reducing annual audit shortfalls are all possible thanks to the UDI barcode. Although scanning is today a common practice throughout hospitals with pharmaceuticals/patient identification, it’s brand new for implants and other devices. Many health systems are still typing device identifiers into their EHR systems for implants. This is a dangerous practice due to the known potential for human error.
In this first webinar of a three-part series, leading field experts focus on the immense benefits of using scanning technology to document medical device usage. UDI scans can improve patient safety through recall and expiration date management, reduce clinical time spent documenting product use, and ultimately help hospitals reduce costs.
How this session relates to the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement: Developing competency in this is critical to Cost, Quality and Outcomes objectives.
- Define the terminology associated with UDI.
- List the characteristics of barcode scanning including speed, accuracy, timeliness of data, and subsequent uses.
- Discuss the benefits and associated efficiencies with scanning the UDI.
IT managers, SC distribution managers and directors, compliance managers and directors; VPs of SC, CNOs, CFOs, and other provider personnel involved in or responsible for the implementation of the FDA UDI program.
- Mike Nolan — President, Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
- Peter Casady — CEO & Co-Founder, Champion Healthcare Technologies
- Download a brief on improved patient safety and business processes with UDIs (email required).
- Download a white paper on UDI Best Practices for Medical Implant Tracking (email required).
This webinar is sponsored by Champion Healthcare Technologies and Zebra Technologies.