“Without the practical implementation on the clinical side, UDI will be codes and a database with limited utility to improve patient care or reach its other critical goals.
The FDA is thinking about this now—not later. While going full steam ahead to fulfill our responsibility for implementing UDI regulations for medical device manufacturers, we are doing everything we can to promote the widespread adoption of UDI in the U.S. health care system….
The goal is to have the UDI system not only up and running—but actually used as the key to unlock important data that can help patients.”
Unique Device Identification (UDI) holds the key to unlocking supply chain efficiencies and improving patient safety and outcomes.