Unique Device Identification (UDI) is a simple concept with enormous promise. It holds the key to unlocking supply chain efficiencies and the potential for improved patient safety and outcomes.
A number of recent studies identified billions of dollars in potential savings in the healthcare supply chain if the system could operate more efficiently. UDI will help achieve this.
View UDI-compliant Covidien packaging, as well as information on equipment being utilized for UDI implementation.
Covidien has partnered with the Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) to publish our data to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Global UDI Database (GUDID) and the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).
Covidien product labeling will exceed US FDA requirements to enable global compliance with standards as other countries and regions do not recognize the FDA classification system. Data collection and publication will exceed US FDA requirements to enable global compliance.
GS1 is a leading global organization dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors.