The Food and Drug Administration’s Unique Device Identification System Better Postmarket Data on the Safety and Effectiveness of Medical Devices.

Journal JAMA
Authors Rising J, Moscovitch B.
Year Published 2014
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Summary

This viewpoint article from the Pew Charitable Trust discusses the benefits of UDI use. Indicated is that inclusion of UDI in patient electronic health records, claims, and medical device registries is necessary to achieve benefit of the UDI system. A call to action is put forth for government agencies, specialty medical societies, and health care organizations to collaborate in order to achieve the potential of UDI use.