Unique device identification (UDI) and barcoding are neither new technologies nor innovative concepts. But incorporation of UDI into the medical device and healthcare industries has been long discussed and planned and slow to be implemented. Tracking a device throughout its use and lifecycle has far-reaching benefits for medical device manufacturers, healthcare facilities and the growing number of empowered patients and patient advocates, of which are only beginning to be realized. These benefits, along with an overview of UDI requirements in the U.S., challenges healthcare facilities are facing with UDI implementation, and the overall impact to quality and quality systems for both manufacturers and healthcare facilities, will be discussed. This presentation will also highlight what has been, is currently being, and still needs to be, done for the full benefits of UDI to patient safety and global healthcare advancements to be realized.
Materials and Access Information. . . Registration is for one connection on one computer at one physical location, and you are welcome to invite others to view the webinar with you and share the materials with other attendees. Audio will be broadcast through the participant's computer speakers using Adobe Connect. Fees include webinar link and the ability to download the webinar slides plus one-year access to the recording. After your registration has been processed, the webinar will be added to your My Learning tab in AAMI University.
A confirmation email will be sent when the webinar materials have been posted, typically 2 days prior to the live event. For assistance, please contact Emilee Hughes or (703) 253-8278.
Cancellations. . . Written requests for cancellation may be made to AAMI Customer Service until July 24, 2018. Registrants will receive a full refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be provided after July 24, 2018.
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