Int J Pharm Compd 2021 May-Jun;25(3):206-209
Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, Alexandria, Virginia.
J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018 02;25(2):111-120
Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
Objective: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized the need to improve the tracking of medical device safety and performance, with implementation of Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs) in electronic health information as a key strategy. The FDA funded a demonstration by Mercy Health wherein prototype UDIs were incorporated into its electronic information systems. This report describes the demonstration's informatics architecture. Read More
Am Heart J 2014 Oct 7;168(4):405-413.e2. Epub 2014 Jul 7.
Mercy Health, Chesterfield, MO. Electronic address:
Background: Although electronic product identification in the consumer sector is ubiquitous, unique identification of medical devices is just being implemented in 2014. To evaluate unique device identifiers (UDIs) in health care, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funded the Medical Device Epidemiology Network initiative, including a demonstration of the implementation of coronary stent UDI data in the information systems of a multihospital system (Mercy Health). This report describes the first phase of the demonstration. Read More