Medical Devices

Unique Device Identification improves supply chain visibility and patient care

The requirement for Unique Device Identification (UDI) of Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Devices has been increasingly implemented in countries around the world to support improved patient safety.

A UDI system is intended to provide single, globally harmonized positive identification of medical devices through distribution and use, requiring the label of devices to bear a globally unique device identifier, to be conveyed by using Automatic Identification and Data Capture and, if applicable, its Human Readable Interpretation based upon standard, with the UDI-DI (Device Identifier) of that unique identifier being also linked to a jurisdiction-specific public UDI database.

Benefits of Standards

 Patient Safety
Reducing risk during patient care, ensuring correct products are used during care.

 Accurate Records
Ensuring supply chain visibility and accurate patient records.

 Inventory Management
Enabling process automation, reducing waste, improving processes saving time and cost.

 Data Availability
Enabling post market surveillance, research and improved patient level recalls.